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Symposium registration is now closed.

Participation Fee:

Full price: £60 for all three days or £25 per day

Student and concession: £30 for all three days or £12.50 per day

Please note that all participants will have to register, even if they are giving a talk. 

NB Gain entry to all three days of the symposium for just £60 (full)/£30 (concession). Please note this offer is at present only available when booking by phone or in person. If you buy the three-day package can also purchase a ticket to the Xenakis Inspires performance at half price (£4) on Sunday 3 April.

Registrations and all events bookings can be made online through Southbank Centre.


Weston Roof Pavilion, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. Website

Full audio and visual equipment will be available

Please note that there is no piano in the conference room

Conference Programme

Symposium Programme now available here

Please note that the conference will start at 10am on Friday 1 April 2011 and will end at 5pm on Sunday 3 April 2011, followed by a concert and film screening until late in the evening on Sunday.

Keynote Speakers:

Benoît Gibson
Peter Hoffmann
Makis Solomos


All talks will be given in English

We are delighted to have received confirmation for a talk by the following scholars:

Pavlos Antoniadis (Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden, Germany)
Antonios Antonopoulos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Anne-Sylvie Barthel-Calvet (Université Paul Verlaine de Metz/CNRS-IRPMF (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Institut de Recherche sur le Patrimoine Musical en France))
Daniel Brown (University of California at Santa Cruz, USA)
Nicholas Collins (University of Sussex, UK)
Dimitris Exarchos and Daniel Jones (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
Eldon Fayers (St-Anne's College, Oxford, UK)
James Harley (University of Guelph, Canada)
Boris Hofmann (Berlin, Germany)
Ryo Ikeshiro (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
Mihu Iliescu (Créteil, France)
Phivos-Angelos Kollias (Centre de Recherche Informatique et Création Musicale Université de Paris VIII, France)
Eric Lewis (McGill University, Canada)
Sergio Luque (University of Birmingham, UK)
Matthew Mendez (University of Edinburgh, UK)
José Luis Menegotto (Escola Politécnica da Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Kostas Paparrigopoulos (Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece)
Stéphan Schaub (Instituto de Arte, University of Campinas, Brazil)
Kai Siedenburg (Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany)
Makis Solomos (Centre d’esthétique et de création musicale, University Paris 8, France)  & Reinhold Friedl (Zeitkratzer, Berlin)
Andriana Soulele (University of Poitiers(GERHICO-GERHILIMI), France)
Ronald Squibbs (University of Connecticut, USA)
Stefanos Thomopoulos (Conservatoire National à Rayonnement Régional de Nice & Université de la Sorbonne Paris IV/Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris)

Conference Committees

Scientific Committee:

Antonios Antonopoulos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR)
Craig Ayrey (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
Anne-Sylvie Barthel-Calvet (Université Paul Verlaine de Metz, FR)
Agostino Di Scipio (IT)
Dimitris Exarchos (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)
Benoît Gibson (Universidade de Évora, PT)
James Harley (University of Guelph, CA)
Peter Hoffmann (Technische Universität Berlin, DE)
Boris Hofmann (DE)
Mihu Iliescu (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, FR)
Sharon Kanach (FR; USA)
Nouritza Matossian (UK)
Kostas Paparrigopoulos (Technological Educational Institute of Crete, GR)
Gérard Pape (Ensemble CLSI, FR)
Helena Santana (PT)
Stéphan Schaub (Ircam, FR)
Makis Solomos (Paris 8 Université de Vincennes-Saint-Denis, FR)
Ronald Squibbs (University of Connecticut USA)
Sven Sterken (University College for Arts and Sciences, Brussels, BE)
Charles Turner (City University of New York, USA)
Evaggelia Vagopoulou (GR)

Organising Committee:

Dr Dimitris Exarchos (Visiting Tutor, Department of Music, Goldsmiths, University of London; Associate Tutor, Department of Music and Sound Recording, University of Surrey)

Dr Haris Kittos (Academic Professor, Royal College of Music; Composition Tutor, Purcell School)

Mr Roger Redgate (Professor, Department of Music, Goldsmiths, University of London; Director, Centre for Contemporary Music Cultures)


London Sinfonietta: “Xenakis - Architect of Sound”

7:30pm   Saturday 2 April 2011, Queen Elizabeth Hall

The London Sinfonietta has programmed this concert to coincide with our conference.

If anyone wishes to book tickets for this concert, they should do so as soon as possible to ensure they get a seat. For info and bookings, please click here

Ensemble Exposé: “Xenakis Inspires”

5:30pm   Sunday 3 April 2011, Purcell Room


Iannis Xenakis: Anaktoria
Michael Finnissy: new work
Roger Redgate: new work
Iannis Xenakis: Akea
Haris Kittos: new work
Iannis Xenakis: Palimpsest

Ensemble Exposé, conducted by Roger Redgate

Ensemble Exposé's programme pays tribute to the work of Iannis Xenakis, featuring three new works by UK-based composers who acknowledge a direct influence of the composer's music and theories, alongside three of Xenakis' own most famous works. The concert is organised by the Centre for Contemporary Music Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London, as part of the Xenakis International Symposium, co-sponsored by The Wire.


Goodenough Club, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AD
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7837 8831, Fax: +44 (0) 20 7837 9321  Website

Please contact Goodenough Club by 06 January 2011 to confirm your arrangements by e-mail  in your e-mail include the quote "Reference 75089" to ensure the following prices:
* Single room - £97 per night
* Double or Twin - £140 per night

Rates quoted are per night - inclusive of VAT, unlimited internet access, and a fresh buffet breakfast. Rooms have en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryers and satellite television.

You will be able to amend your (confirmed) bookings up to 3pm the day prior to your arrival.

Further accommodation suggestions:

There are numerous hotels in central London that are registered with the University of London Housing Services. We suggest the following:

In Russell Square, Holborn, or Kings Cross

In Bloomsbury / West End

The following two hotels are situated within walking distance from Southbank Centre (but at higher rates):

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7UT, United Kingdom
Reservations: +44 (0)844-415-6780  Website

Park Plaza County Hall
1 Addington Street, London SE1 7RY, United Kingdom
Reservations: +44 (0) 20 7021 1810  Website

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