Sharon Kanach

Sharon Kanach is an American musician who originally went to Paris as a student to study with Nadia Boulanger but her path diverted radically when she met Iannis Xenakis (1922 – 2001), with whom she collaborated closely for the last twenty years of his life, especially on his extensive writings. In 2009, Sharon Kanach became the founding director of the Xenakis Project of the Americas based at City University of New York and vice-president of the Centre Iannis Xenakis (CIX) based at the Université de Rouen. In 2015 (in France) and 2016 (in Cyprus), the CSCA (EUC), CIX (UdeR/GRHis), University of Cyprus (Architecture Dept), and the Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture (ENSA – Normandie) partnered to host the International Symposium: “From Xenakis to The Present: The Continuum in Music and Architecture”. Between 2017-19, the EUC and the CIX once again collaborated on an ambitiousCreative Europe project in the context of the “Urban Music Boxes and Troubadours” activity, by developing UPISketch, a mobile app for drawing music.

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