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For instance, it is clear that the famous glissandi of Metastaseis are the pure results of experimentation.
The caption reads "Iannis Xenakis: Metastaseis (beginning): Quasi-architectonic mass structures of glissandi (compared with the Philips Pavilion, designed by Messiaen for the Brussels Worlds Fair, 1958)," but there is nothing in the surrounding text to support this extraordinary claim for Messiaen's heretofore unsuspected activities as an architect