what it is: the legend of er
where i found it: long ago on wkcr
I got reprimanded by a reader for posting about Xenakis but not saying anything about his massive Legend of Er. I avoided it partly because I get overwhelmed by it's scale, but also because I can't listen to it more than every year or two as it freaks me out. Another excuse might be that to hear it properly you're supposed to have six speakers surrounding you and be inside of a red sculpture, which I am not quite yet able to beam out to you via a blog platform. At any rate, here's a post of the piece anyway, which is still an experience to make yourself have, even if broken into five parts and delivered through crummy computer speakers.