Film Category: DOCUMENTARY
Original Title:CHARISMA X- IANNIS XENAKIS
English Title: CHARISMA X- IANNIS XENAKIS
CHARISMA X- IANNIS XENAKIS
Country of origin:GREECE
Director: EFI XIROU
Producer: GINA PETROPOULOU
Production Company / Companies: VOX DOCUMENTARIES
Brief synopsis in English:
This is a
documentary film on the life and work of the composer
Iannis Xenakis, the “architect of sound”,whose visionary
work reconciles art with science.
develops in such a way to show how Xenakis’s philosophy,
architectural experience,mathematics and political
background morph into music and how physical phenomena
are transformed into musical expression.
Xenakis’ multidimensional work is presented through
excerpts of his musical compositions, his architectural
work, his interviews and archive material from
“Oresteia” and “Polytopes”, the grand spectacles of
sound and light.
follows musicians who perform, specifically for this
film, Xenakis’s works such as “Nomos” “Alpha”,
“Charisma”, “Naama” and “Keren” at Delphoi, La Tourette
Convent and his house in Paris.
Release Date: 2009
Original Format: DIGITAL VIDEO
(music, cast etc):
KOUTSAFTIS Director of photography
The film includes interviews of Françoise Xenakis, Mâkhi
Xenakis, Georges Aperghis, Curtis Roads,
François-Bernard Mâche, Sharon Kanach, Makis Solomos,
Gérard Pape, Elisabeth Chojnacka, Giorgos Koumendakis
and Roviros Manthoulis.
Original Language(s): Greek, French
English Subtitles (if need it: Yes/No): YES