unnecessary by-product/Xenakis

“unnecessery by-produkt (of the reciving listerner at autonomus composition prodcedure)”:
In Xenakis’ list of the fundamental phases of a musical work, as taken from Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Music, the listener is not even mentioned. The final phase of a musical work, according to Xenakis, is its sonic realization.(Xenakis, 1971, 22)
Xenakis, I. (1971). Formalized Music : Thought and Mathematics in Music. Number 6 in Harmonologia series. Indiana University Press, Bloomington. Revised edition.



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