#220 Music of Math

Though it’s definitely not true of all composers, many have a facility and fascination with math. We’ll talk to several composers who use math in their compositions and find out how this affects the resulting music. Is it all cerebral? What is the balance between emotional expression and mathematical precision? Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by … Continue reading #220 Music of Math

#133 Composer Cosmology

As astrophysicists like Neil deGrasse Tyson learn more about the cosmos and present their often strange and wondrous findings to the public, the creative mind can’t help but be captivated and inspired, and composers are certainly no exception. From super strings to quarks, multiple dimensions to M theory, we’ll play several imaginative works by composers … Continue reading #133 Composer Cosmology

#21 Spectral Music

This week on Relevant Tones, we’ll delve into the music of Gerard Grisey and Tristan Murail, two composers who base their compositions on mathematic spectral analyses of the overtone series. Grisey and Murail’s compositions originated the style of Spectral Music. Hosted by Seth BousteadProduced by Jesse McQuarters Gerard Grisey: Partiels (excerpt), WDR Sinfonieorchester of Cologne; Stefan AsburyGerard … Continue reading #21 Spectral Music