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On music, math, and auditory models | Dr. Kai Siedenburg, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Teaser: Since at least Pythagoras, mathematics has shaped reasoning about the scientific basis of music. In this talk, first I will discuss selected examples of the music-math connection, focusing on theories of musical scales, consonance, and timbre. Among a review of classical examples, I will explain how recent research on music perception has demonstrated clear cultural biases, raising doubt about mathematical universals in music perception. I will thus argue that formally stated models of auditory perception, rather than mathematics itself, are critical for a better understanding of music. Secondly, I will provide illustrations from my own work on the identification of musical instruments, using mathematics-based methods of sound analysis/synthesis and auditory modeling of sound perception.
Start date: 15.11.2022 - 16:00
End date: 15.11.2022 - 17:00
Address: Cartesium | Rotunde
Organisator: Prof. Dr. Christine Knipping, (0421) 218-63721
Preis: 0€