- February 4
) was a Romanian
descent who spent much of his life in France
. While assistant of Le Corbusier
, who had other engagments, Xenakis designed the Philips Pavilion, home of the the premier of Edgard Varese
's Poeme Electronique
at the 1958 Brussels International Fair. He is particularly remembered for his pioneering electronic
and computer music
, and for the use of stochastic mathematical
techniques, including probability
, game theory
, group theory
, set theory
, and Boolean algebra
, in his compositions.
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