The Music of the Primes
23 October, 7.30pm
RNCM Concert Hall
In a new collaboration from PRISM, we explore the link between music and maths. As part of Manchester Science Festival, 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.