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KUNIKO - Xenakis: IX - The Sunday Times


03 May 2015
The Sunday Times
Stephen Pettitt

The Japanese known only by a single name offers two long-established Xenakis masterpieces. Those who already know Pleiades (1978) will wonder how, since these four movements (three of them for particular timbre groups) are intended for an ensemble of six. The answer? Multitracking. No need for such ingenuity in Rebonds (1987-89). These are meticulous and muscular performances, at once elemental and elegant. Brilliant.
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