“There is a voltage to the storytelling sending pictures that you can’t help feeling. It hits you hard. It’s like a gigantic system. It magnetises your consciousness and reception into a special pattern. It is floating and shining as though we have been drawn into a constellation that’s all tangled and detonating, warping like a psychological depth charge.”

Richard Marshall on TWIN PEAKS: The show’s piloting consciousness steers bright dark religious-type negotiations into hell. Formerly embraced and humanized archaic forces plus energies of indistinct feeling converse in simple, profound terms. They are struggling with elemental, chaotic images that are continually becoming more primitive. It has become a place of demons. All we register is a prophetic absence, the...

“You’ll hear clouds of minutely detailed orchestral sonority wrap around the solo part, like flocks of small birds mobbing an avaricious raptor; and you’ll hear a near-continuous rhythmic intensity and textural violence that takes your breath away.”

Xenakis resisted the label of being a mere mathematician in music just as surely as he refused the idea of his music’s political or social message, and it was of course how he used those scientific principles (outlined in his book, Formalized Music) to create pieces of shattering visceral power. SOURCE (author: Tom Service) — A guide to Iannis Xenakis’s...