• Courtesy of the Xenakis family, Paris

Edmund Campion on Iannis Xenakis’s Architectural Sketches and Musical Scores

Lunchtime Talk

Edmund Campion, professor of music composition and director of the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies at UC Berkeley, studied in Paris, where he became deeply familiar with the music of Iannis Xenakis. One of the most important postwar avant-garde composers, known for his pioneering application of mathematical models such as set theory to musical composition, Xenakis was also an architect-engineer who worked in the office of Le Corbusier.