2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

ACalc for String Orchestra: A Musical Interpretation of Principles from Real Number Analysis
Jon T. Ginder
Dr. Warren Gooch, Faculty Mentor

Music is often used to convey ideas. Many compositions feature programmatic elements, which can be used to communicate stories or concepts. The musical goal of ACalc for String Orchestra is to represent abstract ideas from real number analysis, sometimes called advanced calculus. Topics to be explored in the piece are the real number field, the Bolzano-Weierstrass Theorem and monotonic sequences. The piece will employ music concrete as well as a live performance aspect. The presentation will include a public screening of the finished work as well as a reading of the associated paper, which will discuss compositional techniques used to represent the mathematical concepts.

Keywords: music, composition, mathematics


Presentation Type: Performance Art

Session: 1-4
Location: OP Performance Hall
Time: 10:15

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