SMS scnews item created by Sean Gardiner at Tue 27 May 2014 1434
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 30 May 2014
Calendar1: 29 May 2014 1300-1400
CalLoc1: New Law 024
Auth: seangard@cpe-124-188-249-104.ezsb1.cht.bigpond.net.au (sgar9702) in SMS-WASM

# SUMS: Worthington -- Algorhythms

This week’s SUMS talk is being given by Joachim Worthington.

Abstract:

In the time-honoured tradition of using mathematics to overthink art, this
talk will investigate a few ways to generate and analyse some interesting rhythms. Along
the way, we’ll answer questions such as:

- What do regular polygons sound like?

- How does Euclid’s Algorithm for greatest common divisors help us work a drum machine?

- When is a rhythm "deep" or "even"?

A little bit of music, a little bit of maths, come along and listen to some fun sounds
and eat some tasty food!


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