Though it’s definitely not true of all composers, many have a facility and fascination with math. We’ll talk to several composers who use math in their compositions and find out how this affects the resulting music. Is it all cerebral? What is the balance between emotional expression and mathematical precision?
Désintégrations, by Tristan Murail
Sudden Light, by Mark Bowden
Love Obsession, by Mischa Zupko
As The Sunflower Turns on her God, by Timothy Takach
Thèses-Antithèse-Synthèse, by Ionel Petroi
Diasporas, by Ravi Kitappa
Counting Duets, by Tom Johnson