5 February 2010
Trevor Wishart writes "I realise 'irrational' means something very specific to a mathematician, and I'm not using the word in that sense." Abstract: Trevor Wishart will discuss the use of Digital Signal Processing as a tool in musical composition, ranging from the application of standard analysis procedures (e.g. windowed Fourier Transforms), and common time-domain methods (Brassage), to more unconventional approaches (e.g. waveset distortion, spectral tracing, iterative-extension). He will discuss the algorithms involved and illustrate his talk with musical examples taken from his own work. This workshop is linked to a musical performance of "Two Women" and "Globalalia" by Trevor Wishart in the Jacqueline du Pre concert hall that evening (5th Feb) at 8pm as part of the Music Department's "New Music Forum". Tickets are £12 (or £8 concession) but if you are interested please let me know (Rebecca Gower, firstname.lastname@example.org or 152312) as we may be able to negotiate a much lower price for members of the Mathematical Institute in a group associated with his workshop. Trevor will also be giving two lectures in the Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music on the 3rd and 4th Feb which are open to the public and admission is free.
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