## Career interview: computer music researcher

Submitted by plusadmin on March 1, 2006March 2006

### The maths behind the music

The transformation rule which is the basis for Nick's composition uses the complex function

*z = x+ iy*can also be thought of as the pair

*(x,y)*of real numbers, so the formula does indeed transform one pair into another pair, as described above (see

*Plus*article Curious quaternions for an introduction to complex numbers).