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Greek Community in Zurich Pays Tribute to Iannis Xenakis

The Greek community of Zurich organized a tribute event on the Greek ethnic composer, music theorist and architect-engineer Iannis Xenakis on Sunday, November 20.

The event was hosted at the Cultural Centre “Saint Demetrios” in Zurich and was granted with success.

The three musicians – Moritz Müllenbach (violoncello), Genevieve Camenis (viola) and Matheus Sapkowski (violin) – received a warm applause by the audience although Xenakis’ work is considered to be rather complicated and abstruse. The three proponents – Maria Stergiou, Labrini Piki and Zoe Tsokanou – delivered a presentation on Xenakis life and work in the fields of architecture and music and tried to analyze and shed light on the way in which the Romanian born avant-garde composer thought and expressed himself.

The event was delivered in German, so as for the Swiss audience to be able to follow the presentations, said Mrs. Stamatia Sterkoudi, PR person of the Greek community. The night was completed with the screening of “Charisma X”, a documentary film directed by Efi Xirou and presented to the Swiss audience for the first time.

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