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Published on Tuesday, April 19, 2022


Faithful to the Meta – Xenakis team’s ambition to celebrate not only Iannis Xenakis and his work but also his artistic and philosophical legacy, our Symposium will be a global marathon over 41 hours, spanning three continents and five countries (Forever an athlete, Xenakis taught us all, through his example, the value of surpassing oneself!). Musicians, scholars, artists, architects, mathematicians, and philosophers from all over the world are invited to participate in presenting original papers, workshops, round-table discussions and/or lecture-recitals.


September 30 – October 1, 2022


Our jointly organized consortium, spanning five countries and three continents, was founded by several of Iannis Xenakis’s former students, collaborators and dedicatees. Our common goal is to create a truly transcontinental celebration of the life and work of the polymath Iannis Xenakis (1922 – 2001).

The Meta – Xenakis Symposium will be a two-day (41-hour) marathon in the fall of 2022 starting in Rouen (France), moving on to New York City (USA), Nagoya (Japan), Athens (Greece), and ending in Mexico City (Mexico).

Musicians, scholars, artists, architects, mathematicians, philosophers from all over the world are invited to participate in an international, up-to-date, transdisciplinary discussion about the ever-contemporary “Xenakis Universalis.”

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Xenakis’s biographical aspects: critique and research
  • Xenakis in Greece: politics, acceptance, creativity, inspiration
  • Xenakis and the multi- and transdisciplinary concept of creation (music, architecture, sciences, technology, social sciences)
  • Xenakis’s early works
  • Xenakis as a pupil
  • Xenakis’s pupils
  • Xenakis’s Research Centers
  • Xenakis’s UPIC and its further developments
  • Xenakis and today’s music technology
  • Implementation of Xenakis’s educational innovations/approach
  • Analysis and/or comparison of Xenakis’s works
  • Xenakis’s compositional methods and tools
  • Performing (and/or editing) Xenakis’s works today
  • Xenakis’s discography
  • Xenakis’s institutional archival sources: KSYME’s archives, CIX’s archives
  • Musical gestures and notation before and after Xenakis
  • Xenakis: a contemporary musician of the 21st century
  • Xenakis and the concept of nationalism and internationalism
  • Stochastics and other mathematical methods and models
  • Theorizing Xenakis in the 21st century
  • A special session in the New York City session will be devoted to Joel Chadabe (1938-2021), tireless champion of Xenakis’s thought and work (see link).

Submission guidelines

Accepted formats:

  • 20-minute papers
  • Round table discussions
  • Workshops
  • Lecture-recitals (may be organized/recorded locally and broadcasted globally, depending on health restrictions at the time)

All information must be provided and presented in english.

All proposals are to be submitted via EasyChair.

  • Deadline for proposals: May 2, 2022.

  • Results announced: May 30, 2022.


This is an open call and submissions will be anonymously double peer-reviewed by a distinguished international Scientific and Artistic Committee.


  • Maison de l'Université - 3 Pl. Emile Blondel
    Mont-Saint-Aignan, France (76)

Event attendance modalities

Hybrid event (on site and online)


  • Monday, May 02, 2022


  • xenakis, musique, architecture, philosophie, mathématique


  • Sharon Kanach
    courriel : symposium [at] meta-xenakis [dot] org

Information source

  • François Delisle
    courriel : francois [dot] delisle [at] univ-rouen [dot] fr


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To cite this announcement

« Meta-Xenakis », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, https://doi.org/10.58079/18p9

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