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Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2018

Round-Table Discussion with Live Music: Music of the Primes

Prof Marcus du Sautoy, Dr Emily Howard & Ensemble 360

Thu 17 May 2018 2:00pm

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Round-Table Discussion with Live Music: Music of the Primes

Programme Information


PROFESSOR MARCUS DU SAUTOY (University of Oxford)
DR EMILY HOWARD Composer

Members of ENSEMBLE 360

Panellists Marcus du Sautoy (BBC Radio 4’s A Brief History of Mathematics) and Emily Howard (Director of Practice and Research in Science and Music at the Royal Northern College of Music) provide an entertaining exploration of the significance and role of mathematics in music.

Covering Bach’s use of symmetry in the Goldberg Variations to Messiaen’s deployment of prime numbers, from Schoenberg’s 12-tone scale to Debussy and Bartok’s use of the Fibonacci Sequence, and more, the discussion features live musical excerpts and a performance of Emily Howard’s The Music of Proof for string quartet, written in collaboration with Marcus du Sautoy.

Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits will be served from 1.30pm

 

 


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