mathematics and music
How is frequency related to pitch? Hear the music we love emerge from pure mathematical beats.
Is it possible to write unique music with the limited quantity of notes and chords available? We ask musician Oli Freke!
Explore the connections between mathematics and music at the La La Lab exhibition.
In a previous article we found a Möbius strip in Bach's music. This time it's a doughnut shape.
Discover (and listen to) the Möbius strip that's hidden within one of Bach's famous canons.
Given there's a finite number of notes on a scale, can we still find a brand new melody? Perhaps they've all been written already!
The funeral of the great flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía this week reminded us of the mathematical and musical reasons we love flamenco.
Fractals are a treat for your eyes, but what about your ears? Dmitry Kormann, a composer/keyboardist from São Paulo, Brazil, explains how he integrates fractal-like patterns in the very structure of his music, to obtain beautiful results.