Sharon Kanach

@ Université de Rouen, Centre Iannis Xenakis

The American musician Sharon Kanach has lived in France for most of her adult life. She originally went to Paris to study under Nadia Boulanger. Very quickly however, her path crossed that of Iannis Xenakis, with whom she collaborated closely, especially on his writings. First, she translated Arts/Sciences: Alloys, followed by a new, revised, and enlarged edition of his seminal Formalized Music, both for Pendragon Press. In 2006, Editions Parenthèses published Xenakis’s Musique de l’Architecture in French, which Kanach co-authored (released in a distinct edition by Pendragon Press as Music and Architecture, 2008). As General Editor of the “Xenakis Series” at Pendragon Press, Kanach has, so far, also edited two collective volumes: Performing Xenakis and Xenakis Matters. Since 2007, Kanach is vice-president of the Centre Iannis Xenakis (formerly CCMIX and Ateliers UPIC, originally created by Xenakis in 1985) based at the Université de Rouen. In 2014, the CIX co-published with the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture-Normandie a collective volume in French: Xenakis et les Arts. In 2010 Kanach founded the “Xenakis Project of the Americas” under the prestigious auspices of the Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation at the CUNY Graduate Center.