Persepolis LA (Bring Your Earplugs)

Persepolis will be part of a larger Xenakis exhibit

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Siafa Lewis

Along with the exhibition "Iannis Xenakis: Composer, Architect, Visionary," a recreation of Xenakis's "Polytope de Persepolis" will be performed at Los Angeles State Historic Park on Saturday, Nov 6. The former will be at MOCA Pacific Design Center from Saturday through Feb. 4 of next year.

Adapted by German sound artist and Xenakis electronic music expert, Daniel Teige, Persepolis L.A. will feature six listening stations with eight speakers at each one.

Xenakis originally performed Persepolis as the opening event of the Shiraz Festival in Iran in 1971. This recreation was created especially for the Los Angeles performance, and is based on historical documents from Xenakis's archives. Eight recently restored tracks will be featured, and will follow the opening act, Xenakis's first electronic work, "Diamorphoses" (1957).

Admission to the event is free, and no seating will be provided. This event will be quite loud, so it is strongly advised to bring earplugs.

For more information on Persepolis LA, and the Xenakis exhibit, visit the Museum of Contemporary Art's website.

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