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Chromium 2
For solo guitar
In mediaeval times music and mathematics, along with physics and astronomy, made up the Quadrivium of sciences. Although composers have continued to be aware of the importance and significance of proportion and simple numerical relationships to control pitch and rhythm it's only with the advent of high-speed computation that the relationship between these two disciplines is beginning to enjoy a renaissance. Although few composers are active mathematicians and vice versa new computer tools and the data protocol MIDI are encouraging the creation of new music from both numerical and symbolic computation.

Chromium 2 is the result of a collaboration between the mathematician/ composer Alexis Kirke and the composer/performer Nigel Morgan. Both are associated with the Future Music Lab at Plymouth University's Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music. In these pages the story of this 6-minute work for solo guitar is told and illustrated.

Proportion and number: Kepler and Ligeti

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