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This Sounds Like Science: Why Music is Maths

Join Professor Geordie Williamson for a journey into the shape of sound and sound waves to explore the fascinating world of timbre, overtones, modes and frequencies. These ideas are amongst the most fundamental tools of modern mathematics and physics.

When: Wednesday, August 7 2019. 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
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Where: City Recital Hall
2 Angel Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Topic: Health and medical, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Bookings: 02 8256 2222
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Have you ever pondered the inextricable link between science and music? City Recital Hall and Inspiring Australia invite you to explore music on a different level in our free lunchtime series This Sounds Like Science.

Leading Australian researchers lend their expertise to topics including the role of music in breakthrough scientific studies on music and philosophy, periodic scales and the elements, music by robots, music and maths and music, feeling and emotion.

This Sounds Like Science is supported by and co-curated with Inspiring Australia, the national strategy for community engagement with the sciences.

WHY MUSIC IS MATHS

Why do guitars, flutes and voices sound different?  How do we hear the different notes in a piece of music? Why does the sound of a whistle feel simpler than that of a violin? Most importantly, what does all of this have to do with the cover of Pink Floyd’s “The dark side of the moon”?  Join Professor Geordie Williamson for a journey into the shape of sound and sound waves to explore the fascinating world of timbre, overtones, modes and frequencies. These ideas are amongst the most fundamental tools of modern mathematics and physics.

Feel free to bring your lunch into the auditorium. Our Lobby Bar is stocked with a range of light meal options or you can BYO.

Contact details:

Cynthia Crespo
City Recital Hall
Email: cynthia.crespo@cityrecitalhall.com
Phone: 02 9231 9004

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