POLYTOPE XIa (teaching)

POLYTOPE XIa (teaching)

An audiovisual exploration of Speicher XIa, inspired by Iannis Xenakis

With students of University of the Arts Bremen
Premiered in April 2023
Commissioned by HfK Bremen

More information: https://polytope-xia.hfk-bremen.de/

On the occasion of the 100th birthday of the composer, architect and multimedia artist Iannis Xenakis, students of both departments of the University of the Arts Bremen have studied his Polytope de Cluny (1972), an early milestone of immersive digital media art. They will now interpret the original audio tracks on a 3D loudspeaker setup and juxtapose them with a light installation, developed specifically for Speicher XI A. Furthermore, new spatial audio compositions reacting to Xenakis’ ideas will be presented.

Xenorama was part of the supervising team, and supported with their media technology and expertise.


Light composition of Polytope XIa

Hiuyan Lee
Janusz Kendel
Kui Xu
Leonard Puhl
Xiangyu Fu
Yongliang Chen

Installation Setup

Hiuyan Lee
Janusz Kendel
Jorin Rahfoth
Kui Xu
Leonard Puhl
Xiangyu Fu
Yongliang Chen

Sound compositions

Yimei Zheng: Insomniac popping boba poetry
Hsun Hsiang Hsu: Order
Jorin Rahfoth: Stranger Things
Qianxun Chen: Cosmic Cells
Mria Prosphora: Probability

Sound spatialisation*

Youngjae Cho
Reika Hattori

*for Polytope XIa
(Original audio tracks of Polytope de Cluny, 1972 by Iannis Xenakis)

Technical Planning and Coordination

Lorenz Potthast
Janusz Kendel
Leonard Puhl

Project guidance

Prof. Dennis Paul
Lorenz Potthast
Prof. Kilian Schwoon

Sound engineer

Martin Dieckhoff


Daniel Teige
Sharon Kanach

Print design

Nilya Musueva


Leonard Puhl
Nilya Musueva

Thanks to

Hausverwaltung der HfK Bremen
d&b Audiotechnik
Christian Hansen
Florian Bunjes
Jan Bending
Ada Hillebrecht
Lia Steinmann
Kerstin Böger
Audrey Douessin
Cooperations and support
Waldemar Koch Stiftung
Centre Iannis Xenakis
Xenorama – Studio for audiovisual Art
d&b audiotechnik

(Video will follow soon)

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