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USC: Continuing Education and Conferences

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Course Name: Music, Math & Computers

Dates:   02/15/2014 - 02/16/2014


This course will examine the longstanding relationship between music and mathematics. Alternating between lecture, discussion and hands-on exploration using computers, you will explore a variety of topics such as the music of the spheres, the visualization of sound, musical dice games, the mathematics of canon, the geometry of music, and sonification. Along the way you will also discover how mathematical concepts like functions, sets, groups, randomness, fractals, and chaos theory have been used to create music. You will have the unique opportunity to use the USC School of Music’s Music Technology Center and take a field trip to its advanced studios for computer music. There is not a math perquisite required for this course.



Meet the Instructor(s)


Dr. Reginald Bain works at the School of Music at University of South Carolina


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