ArtSci Salon and the Faculty of Music present two lectures by Garry Kvistad and Stephen Morris. the event will feature live music and science demonstrations, leading to a conversation about the confluence of rhythm, music and physics.
PITCH TO RHYTHM
by Garry Kvistad, CEO of Woodstock Chimes, on the natural harmonic overtone series and its connection to rhythm and cross-rhythmic patterns. A performance of Mallet Phase by Steve Reich using instruments tuned in just intonation.
MAKING SOUND VISIBLE: PATTERNS AT THE CONFLUENCE OF PHYSICS AND MUSIC
by Stephen Morris, J. Tuzo Wilson Professor of Geophysics at UofT’s Department of Physics
In 1786, Ernst Chladni invented a method of visualizing the vibration of plates by sprinkling powder on them that led to several advances in both mathematics and acoustics. This talk will discuss the physics and aesthetics of the linear and nonlinear patterns that appear in materials excited into vibration.
The event is part of a larger 3 day symposium titled Reich, Rhythm and Repetition: Patterns in Music, Speech and Science sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute 2016-17 Program for the Arts and hosted by the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences
to view the full symposium program, please check https://humanities.utoronto.ca/event_details/id=2294
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