The Music of the Primes
Part of Manchester Science Festival
Tuesday 23 October 7.30pm
RNCM Concert Hall
For mathematicians, prime numbers are the most beautiful yet enigmatic numbers on the mathematical books. Could music help us to hear these numbers in a new way? In a new collaboration from PRISM, we explore the link between music and maths. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a maths whiz to learn something new…
Professor Marcus du Sautoy presents the mathematical story of The Music of the Primes. Hear RNCM students respond in their own individual way to the twists and turns of this unfinished mathematical saga, in four new short commissions for instrumental quartets.
Afterwards, du Sautoy will explore how Messiaen’s famous piece The Quartet for the End of Time exploits fascinating mathematical ideas including an extraordinary example of prime numbers to create a sense of never-ending time.
Read more about PRiSM at www.rncm.ac.uk/prism
This event is part of Manchester Science Festival