Northeastern Professor Hubert Ho will lead a presentation next Monday on the geometry behind music.  If you ordered a T-shirt, please bring your $5 to this meeting.  As always, pizza will be served.

Featured Speaker:  A native of Louisiana, Dr. Hubert Ho’s compositions have been performed in Carnegie Hall and at the Kennedy Center for the Arts. He has written on embodied cognition, harmony and psychoacoustics, and the music of Edgard Varèse for such organizations as the International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition and the Music / Sound Art Symposium in Karlsruhe, Germany. He has worked as a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic, creating original music and researching the music of Bohuslav Martinů. He received his A.B. in Music and Physics from Harvard College. Dr. Ho is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Music at Northeastern University.

Description: Throughout history, artists and scholars have found some interesting intersections between music and mathematics. Today we’ll focus on some recent discoveries in musical geometry, focusing on structures that can be applied to repertoires as diverse as Chopin, Nirvana, and some film music. We’ll observe some visualizations of music, and you’ll learn how to build a spatial geometric model of music using grapes and cheese!

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