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On August 15, 2008, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on music = math + physics

August performances:

music = math + physics

Sunday August 24, 2008 at 2:00pm


3601 Lyon St.
San Francisco, California 94123

Category: Education

Website: http://www.thingamajigs.org

Thingamajigs.org presents a concert and talk about the relationship between Math, Physics and musical composition, featuring compositions by Edward Schocker and Wayne Grim.

Thingamajigs.org and The Exploratorium present an event that describes how modern composers use physics and mathematics in musical composition. Part concert, part artist talk –this event will appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. Works performed on the music event include Bay Area composer, Edward Schocker’s Netori for two electric guitars. By creating drones, the guitars generate counterpoints using the natural overtone series (a physical occurrence that happens in all musical sounds). Netori is a term used in Japanese Gagaku music. The word literally means “sound catcher” and is a prelude in free rhythm to set the tonality for the music to follow. This piece works much in the same way as a traditional netori, but instead uses the relationships between two different overtone series to set the tonality. Also on the bill is a world premiere work by composer Wayne Grim.


Moment’s Notice has been on a summer hiatus — but we’ll be back on Saturday, August 30. Same time, same place, same price as usual:

Western Sky Studio, in the Sawtooth Building, 2525 8th St., Berkeley
$8-$15 (sliding scale; tickets available at the door)

August performers:

Liz Boubion –dance
Edward Schocker & Suki O’Kane – music
Imaginary Friends (Abhay Ghiara, Krista Gullickson & Kim Criswell, in collaboration with Edward Schocker) — physical theater
Nicole Richter & Pamela Marsh – dance with poetry & music
The Olimpias (Petra Kuppers and friends)- dance, etc.

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