Music of Math

May 12, 2017, 10:00 pm

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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