Day by day program / June, 2011



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.

What is the role of intuition in mathematical reasoning and in artistic activities? Is there an aesthetic dimension to mathematical activity? Does the notion of elegance of a mathematical demonstration or of a theoretical construction in music play a role in creativity?

Gérard Assayag, director of the CNRS/IRCAM Laboratory for The Science and Technology of Music and Sound, will lead this dialogue on invention in the two disciplines.

Photo: Pierre Boulez © Jean Radel

Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 6:30pm / IRCAM, Espace de projection

  • Free Entry, limited seating available