Music and mathematics as seen by composers

Vendredi 14 janvier 2011

14h30 – 18h
Ircam, Salle I. Stravinsky
1, place I. Stravinsky 75004 Paris
(Entrée libre dans la mesure des places disponibles)

Programme PDF


  • 14h30 – 14h45 Moreno Andreatta et Tom Johnson – Introductory remarks
  • 14h45 – 15h15 Samuel Vriezen – Music at the Zero Point: reflections on minimalism and mathematics
  • 15h15 – 15h45 Brian Parks – Ghanaian Rhythms and "Mississippi Hot Dog": Rhythmic canons with tempo ratios of 2:3 and 3:2
  • 15h45 – 16h15 Christopher Adler – Remarks on Eleven Sequences, the automaton "Signals Intelligence", permutations in Z/24Z.
  • 16h45 – 17h15 Michael Winter – Compositions following series of combinations with maximum changes, with Hamiltonian cycles, and with de Bruijn sequences.
  • 17h15 – 17h45 Steve Gisby – 11 Duets for piano: drawing on the work of Henry Cowell and Steve Reich and using a “scale of rhythm” involving tempo ratios ranging from 2:3 to 14:15.
  • 17h45 – Short performances if time permits…

Et aussi...

Saturday January 15

American Church in Paris, 15h.
Organ recital of mathematical music by Brian Parks, including several premiers: Eleven Sequences by Christopher Adler, Six-Note Melody (1987) by Tom Johnson, Sort I by Michael Winter, and Parks own Activated Progressions.

Sunday January 16

Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, 18h.
Concert in collaboration with La Muse en circuit, Alfortville. A long concert to include:

  • New work for piano four hands (Steve Gisby)
  • Fourths and Fifths (Samuel Vriezen)
  • Infinite Melodies (Johnson)
  • Mississippi Hot Dog (Brian Parks)
  • A Meditation for Solo Piano (Michael Winter)
  • other pieces to be announced
Monday January 17

Maison Européenne des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société avec le Centre d’Étude des Arts Contemporains (Lille 3) et le collectif Muzzix au Conservatoire de Lille, 17h30

  • Lecture and discussion with Jean-Paul Delahaye and Tom Johnson
  • "Compter les langues", by Tom Johnson
  • Presentation of some pièces by others
  • Performance of instrumental pieces

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