# 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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