Iannis Xenakis: String Quartets
This is the first complete recording of Xenakis' works for string quartet - recorded in surround sound with full video.
This body of work represents one of the most important contributions to music for strings of the post-World War II era. Xenakis went beyond the influence of Bartok (and others) to create a completely new sound for strings - in effect, turning them into new instruments. Each work is extremely challenging to perform, as each calls for new modes of playing, both individually and as an ensemble.