Upcoming Performances of MIMI and the Illuminati

DUO ONLY: Performance of MIMI works with Ezra Buchla on viola and Thunder, plus a new work: Song of the Invariant Tori", using an implementation of the FermiPastaUlam non-linear string model.


8:00 pm, February 25, 2004


The Sounds of Chaos


Univeristy of California, Irvine

Winnifred Smith Hall - FREE

Gassman Electronic Music Series


Ami Radunskaya, cellist and professor of mathematics at Pomona College, and violist Ezra Buchla perform a recital that demonstrates some musical and visual manifestations of chaotic dynamical systems.


The performers use mathematical models as a way of experimenting with the control of emergence and decay of chaotic forms. The equations, with their built-in "control knobs", or parameters, are used for expressive real-time interaction with algorithmic compositions. The equations generate a series of numbers, and these numbers are used as source material for the scores played by the instrumentalist, as well as for the musical material generated by the computer. The instrumentalists, playing electric cello, viola, and Thunder (a MIDI controller built by Buchla and Associates), interact with the computers by modifying, in real time, the rules of connection and interaction between the machines.


This recital is sponsored jointly by the Gassmann Electronic Music Studio and the UCI Math Club. Earlier in the day Ms. Radunskaya will also be giving a lecture to the math club on "Music and Dynamical Systems" at 4:00 pm in Room 124 of the Multipurpose Science and Technology Building. The lecture is free and open to anyone interested.

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