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  • The event was a rare performance of "Persephassa," by the Greek composer Iannis Xenakis, a piece for six percussionists first heard in 1969 at the Shiraz Festival in Iran.

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  • For one long stretch "Persephassa" grew hushed and restrained, with minimal sounds and musical activity.

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  • A waterborne performance of Iannis Xenakis's "Persephassa," with Robert Esler on drums, was part of the Make Music New York festival.

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  • Like many of his works, "Persephassa" has a spatial element.

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  • A veritable flotilla of rowboats made it to the west side of the lake on a hot, clear afternoon to hear "Persephassa."

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  • The lake Daskylitis is not marked in the map which accompanies Hamilton's work.] [Footnote 352: Persephassa, or Persephone, whom the Romans call

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