Round-table with Live Music: The Music of the Primes

17 May
Studio Theatre
Music/Opera
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ROUND TABLE WITH LIVE MUSIC:

ROUND TABLE WITH LIVE MUSIC:

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.

Presented by Music in the Round, as part of Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2018 

Running time: About 1 hour and 30 minutes (including a 15 minute interval)
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