Augmented reality for Iannis Xenakis Evryali for piano solo

Evryali (“the extended sea”) for solo piano by composer Iannis Xenakis and performed by pianist Pavlos Antoniadis is presented as an interactive performance. This piece challenges the usual notions of virtuosity and performability, carries extra-musical references and its score is coded in a unique graphic. This performance, considered extreme, demands a rethinking of technology-enhanced learning and performance we proposed to approach in a multimodal way.

We present this work as an interactive scenography composed of a virtual space that hybridizes the musical score with the physical space in real time on stage. The interfaces were developed by Aurélien Duval, as part of the post-doc project of pianist and musicologist Pavlos Antoniadis, in collaboration with the MUSIDANSE (Makis Solomos) and INREV-AIAC (Jean-François Jégo) laboratories of University Paris 8, and the ISMM team at IRCAM (Frédéric Bevilacqua). The presentation can be accompanied by a debate presenting the work in the presence of the authors.

Video of the performance

Full performance record: “Augmented reality for Iannis Xenakis Evryali for piano solo – Pavlos Antoniadis”
1h28 – Performed at University Paris 8 – 29 March 2021.

Concert Program

  • Performance #1: Augmented reality for Iannis Xenakis Evryali for piano solo;
  • Discussion between Pavlos Antoniadis, Aurélien Duval, Jean-François Jégo and Makis Solomos;
  • Performance #2: Augmented reality for Iannis Xenakis Evryali for piano solo with the possibility to invite a spectator participating as a video control operator.


Piano & concept: Pavlos Antoniadis

Interactive scenography: Aurélien Duval, Jean-François Jégo

Scientific contribution: Makis Solomos & Frédéric Bevilaqua

Production: EUR-ArTeC / ISMM team, IRCAM

MUSIDANSE & INREV-AIAC Laboratories, University Paris 8

Video: Pôle Video-son UFR Arts Université Paris 8

Cameramen: Olivier Burgain, Romain Lambert

Editing: Laurent Wittmer

Sound: Cédric Namian

Project funded by EUR-ArTeC (ANR-17-EURE-0008) with the support of ISMM research team, IRCAM Centre Pompidou and MUSIDANSE & INREV-AIAC laboratories of the University Paris 8.