Please join us in Midway’s library at 2pm for a presentation by Guerino Mazzola titled Towards Creative Gestural Control of Music Concepts. Following Guerino’s presentation will be a presentation and performance by Curtis Roads.
Guerino Mazzola is a Swiss mathematician, musicologist, jazz pianist, and writer. He earned his PhD in Mathematics from Zurich University, where he also taught algebraic geometry. Mazzola has been a key figure within the European school of mathematical music theory since 1980 and has written six books on the subject including The Topos of Music, which was chosen by the American Mathematical Society as the mathematics book of the year in 2005. His 2010 book, Musical Performance, is the first comprehensive treatment of performance theory including philosophical and empirical approaches, qualitative methods from musical ontology, and quantitative methods from differential geometry and their implementation in the performance software, Rubato. Mazzola is a guest professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, and a Professor for creativity and mathematical music theory at the School of Music, University of Minnesota.
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