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Thingamajigs.org presents a concert and talk about the relationship between Math, Physics and musical composition, featuring compositions by Edward Schocker and Wayne Grim.

Thingamajigs.org and The Exploratorium present an event that describes how modern composers use physics and mathematics in musical composition. Part concert, part artist talk –this event will appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds. Works performed on the music event include Bay Area composer, Edward Schocker’s Netori for two electric guitars. By creating drones, the guitars generate counterpoints using the natural overtone series (a physical occurrence that happens in all musical sounds). Netori is a term used in Japanese Gagaku music. The word literally means “sound catcher” and is a prelude in free rhythm to set the tonality for the music to follow. This piece works much in the same way as a traditional netori, but instead uses the relationships between two different overtone series to set the tonality. Also on the bill is a world premiere work by composer Wayne Grim.

Official Website: http://www.thingamajigs.org

Added by edwardschocker on August 11, 2008