The compositions of Iannis Xenakis are inseparable from his skills as an architect. Brian Morton talks to "an ancient Greek in the modern world". This article first appeared in The Wire 55 (September 1988).
The compositions of Iannis Xenakis are shot through with the sound of warfare, crowds, arcane mathematics and Chaos Theories. Ben Watson meets a composer whose attempts to transform Futurism into sound capsize the cliches of modern classical music. This article originally appeared in The Wire 136 (June 1995).