Symbols for Sound Event Brings Together Music & Math

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Georgia State’s CENCIA initiative is hosting the Symbols for Sound: Exploring Mathematical Music Theory this week, an interdisciplinary event which looks at the intersection between music and mathematics. The 2-day program contains a variety of activities, including speakers and live performances. It all kicks off today, April 4, at 1pm, with a symposium in the Rialto Center. See a full list of activities on CENCIA’s website.

Interested in learning more about how math and music work together? Here are some recent books on the subject. You can also search for scholarly articles on music theory in RILM, a music research database.

Musimathics: The Mathematical Foundations of Music
Call Number: ML3805 .L78 2006 | Location: Library North 4

Music Emotion Recognition
Call Number: ML74 .Y36 2011 | Location: Library North 4

Music Data Mining
Call Number: ML74 .M88 2012 | Location: Library North 4

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