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Round-table with live music: The music of the primes

Ensemble 360, Professor Marcus du Sautoy & Dr Emily Howard
Group type: Ensembles
  • Thursday 17 May
    2.00 – 3.30pm
Ticket typeCost
Disabled & Unemployed£6
Students & Under 35s£5

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 Prooffor string quartet, written in collaboration with Marcus du Sautoy.

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


Ensemble 360, Professor Marcus du Sautoy (University of Oxford) and Dr Emily Howard (Composer)

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