February 04, 2007

The Mathematics in Music

A couple of weeks ago, Elaine Chew gave a spectacular lecture/recital titled The Mathematics in Music. She performed Tamar Diesendruck's Sudoku Variations for the piece's world premiere, Ivan Tcherepnin's Fetes - Variations on Happy Birthday and Peter Child's Doubles III.

The performance of Fetes was accompanied by a live real-time visualization of the tonal structures of the piece as computed by the MuSA.RT system (which I created with Chew). The project demo page links to video excerpts captured during rehearsal.

2 comments:

s.tcherepnin said...

Wonderful news.. I'd love to
see and hear what you did with my
brother's Happy Birthday variations !

s.tcherepnin said...

The videos are amazingly in a
style of independence and originality
of thought which Ivan would have
loved.. and well played, too !