Iannis Xenakis Quote

Art, and, above all, music, has a fundamental function, which is to catalyze the sublimation that it can bring about through all means of expression. It must aim through fixations which are landmarks, to draw [one] towards a total exaltation in which the individual mingles, losing his consciousness in a truth immediate, rare, enormous, and perfect. If a work of art succeeds in this undertaking even for a single moment, it attains its goal.


Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Composition, ISBN 1576470792

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Art, and, above all, music, has a fundamental function, which is to catalyze the sublimation that it can bring about through all means of expression. ...

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Art, and, above all, music, has a fundamental function, which is to catalyze the sublimation that it can bring about through all means of expression. ...

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Art, and, above all, music, has a fundamental function, which is to catalyze the sublimation that it can bring about through all means of expression. ...

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Art, and, above all, music, has a fundamental function, which is to catalyze the sublimation that it can bring about through all means of expression. ...