Iannis Xenakis, Mycenae-Alpha (1978)
(for an expert's analysis read this)
Two listening stations in the exhibit have looping videos, one showing his spectacular 90 minute spectacle, the Polytope de Mycènes, set in the ruins of Mycenae (performed on his first trip back to Greece after being condemned to death) that involves torch-bearing children, herds of goats let loose, readings and performances from Homer, and projections on the wall of the ancient citadel, flames, fireworks, and a children’s chorus finale from his Oresteia.
“Polytope de Mycènes” performed by Iannis Xenakis in Mycenae
To watch the unique performance of the Polytopon of Mycenae click HERE.