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Iannis Xenakis

Iannis Xenakis (May 29, 1922 - February 4, 2001) was a Romanian-born composer of Greek 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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