Dr. Dirk Schlingmann to Present Math, Music at Wofford Wednesday

February 15, 2016 at 2:00 am

Dr. Dirk Schlingmann, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will present Math and Music at Wofford College at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 17 in the Olin Theater as part of the Troubadour Series.

Schlingmann will present his work and how he uses mathematics and the technical computing software
Mathematica to analyze, manipulate, and create music. Musical pieces are available as Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) files.  He will compare the work of well-known composers through statistical analysis, and will present variations of their compositions by performing geometrical transformations on their musical data. He also will play musical creations that are entirely based on mathematical functions.