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Pléiades – Iannis Xenakis

Pléiades is one of the most beautiful pieces written by Iannis Xenakis. The richness of the timbres, the freedom and coherence of the composition make this work a unique rhythmic adventure.
The composer wrote it in 1979 for and with the Percussions de Strasbourg. On this occasion, they will also create together the Sixxen, an instrument whose richness of timbre is in some way the expression of the different types of life led by man, of which metals are an integral part.