What IS music?

The WHAT IS MUSIC? festival is about to hit town! Don’t miss it. 50/50 is an amazing event – 50 artsists in 50 minutes! It kind of reminds me of the so-called “speed papers” at the conference last week!

Two artists at the festival that that have resonances with the research we’re doing here are John Wiese and his visual scores for ensembles, and Alan Lamb, who works with very long wires strung up across the landscape. The way he extracts a signal from different points along these vibrating wires is very reminiscent of the mechanical properties of the basilar membrane in the cochlea…

Check it all out


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