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Xenakis, Iannis

Determinacy and Indeterminacy


Organised Sound: Vol. 1, no. 3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 143-155.

In this article, edited from notes for a series of lectures delivered in Poland, Xenakis tackles first the questions arising from determinacy and indeterminacy, repetition and variation, symmetry and structure, and multidimensional musical space. He later describes his computer drawing interface, UPIC, and ends up with a discussion of some of his statistical compositional methods employing a variety of probability distributions.

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