Day by day program / June, 2011

Math / Music Meetings.

Encounters for the General Public

Saturday, June 11

Mathematics in the Musical Universe

An initiation to the relationship between mathematics and music, from undulating phenomena to algebraic structures and geometric representations used in musical composition followed by demonstrations by researchers.

Wednesday, June 15

Creativity in Music and Mathematics

Pierre Boulez & Alain Connes

Encounter with two major figures of musical creation and contemporary mathematical research: Pierre Boulez and Alain Connes.

Thursday, June 16

Mathematics / Aesthetics / Arts

Alain Badiou

Eminent figure of contemporary thought, playwright, politically committed intellectual, controversial polemicist, Alain Badiou is one of the rare philosophers today that maintains an intense and constant relationship with mathematics, using the theory of ensembles inherited from Georg Cantor to build his own system of logic.

Saturday, June 18

Creativity in Mathematics and the Arts

Do mathematics have a unique place within scientific disciplines, as music does within artistic practices?

© Thomas Banchoff. Pendulum Tori


Wednesday, June 15

Mathematics-Music: Kontakte

In the reflection between mathematics and music, the works performed during this evening's concert reveal several artistic attitudes.

Scientific Conference

from Wednesday, 15 to Friday, June 17

MCM 2011

Mathematics and Computation in Music

The third international conference Mathematics and Computation in Music (MCM 2011), is a multi-disciplinary platform dedicated to the communication and exchange of ideas among people who use mathematics in the arts, computer music, music theory, composition, and musicology.