The Greek Composers Union (est. 1931) has set as one of its main goals the promotion and wide dissemination of contemporary artistic creation in Greece and abroad.
Within the scope of the international consortium Meta–Xenakis for the celebration of the centenary since the birth of Iannis Xenakis and after a proposal by professor emeritus of the Ionian University and Secretary General and Director of the Research and Documentation Centre of the Athens Conservatoire Haris Xantoudakis, the Greek Composers Union is organizing the composition competition “Rethinking: Xenakis Composition Competition (Re:X)”.
Composers from around the world, of any nationality and age, are invited to write chamber music works reflecting on the achievements of the great creator.
Compositions that will be submitted will be judged by an committee, which will choose three works for the three prizes. Celebrating the 100th anniversary since the birth of Iannis Xenakis, the Friends of Music Society offers the prizes for this international competition.
The Ionian Ensemble will perform the three award-winning pieces at a special concert on the 3rd of October at Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall.
More information at Rethinking:Xenakis
Meta–Xenakis is a jointly organized consortium of several institution that have come together to celebrate the centenary since the bith of the great Greek composer and thinker Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001).
The initiative belongs to the Xenakis close collaborator and president of CIX (Centre Iannis Xenakis) Sharon Kanach and it started with the cooperation of the two institutions that Xenakis established, CIX (the successor of CeMAMU) in France and KSYME – CMRC (Contemporary Music Research Centre) in Greece. Along with these, the consortium was joined by the Athens Conservatoire, Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall, The Friends of Music Society/Music Library of Greece “Lilian Voudouri”, the Greek Composers Union, the Ionian University, and Institut français de Grèce and on an international level Xenakis Project of the Americas (USA), Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico) and Nagoya City University (Japan).
The events that will be organized throughout 2022 include an international conference, concerts, exhibitions, talks, seminars, a documentary, a composition competition and others and they will be promoted through the common online portal https://meta-xenakis.org. The main partners will be collaborating with local artists and institutions within the scope of the Meta–Xenakis consortium
This event is part of the Meta–Xenakis for the international celebration for the 100 years since the birth of Iannis Xenakis