Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001)

Aïs (1980)

for amplified baritone, solo percussion and 92 musicians

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1980
    • Duration : 17 mn
    • Editor : Salabert
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Homère, L'Illiade et L'Odyssée et poèmes de Sapho

Detailed formation
  • solistes : solo baritone, percussionist
  • 4 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 4 oboes (also 1 English horn), 4 clarinets (also 1 Eb clarinet), 4 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, tuba, percussionist, timpani, piano, 16 violins, 14 second violins, 12 violas, 10 cellos, 8 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 13 February 1981
    Location :

    Allemagne, Munich


    Performers :

    Spyros Sakas : baryton, Sylvio Gualda : percussions et l'Orchestre symphonique de la radio de Munich, direction : Michel Tabachnick.

Information about electronic
Electronic device : amplification