Posts Tagged ‘Poème électronique’

Varèse/ Xénakis/ Le Corbusier – Poème électronique (1958)

August 4, 2008

“Poème électronique” (Electronic Poem) was composed in 1958 by Edgard Varèse, the father of electronic music, and Iannis Xénakis, one of the most important modernist composers of the 20th century, under the direction of Le Corbusier, one of the most important architects of the 20th century.

This recording is only an approximation of the true nature of the event from 1958, as it has none of the integral spatial effects that were created for the Philips Pavilion structure.

There is much information to understand the complexity of this giant project which was the first electronic-spatial environment to combine architecture, film, light and music to a total experience made to functions in time and space. I recomand to read the entire post.