Thank you to all who joined us last night! It was truly exciting to bring the worlds of science, technology, math, engineering, music and literature together in music and conversation. […]
This past October, I participated in the Musicians-in-Residence at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada and spent a glorious month working on Ada orchestrations. Acts I and II are now orchestrated […]
Here is a great article about Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace from the science section of the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/08/science/computer-experts-building-1830s-babbage-analytical-engine.html?_r=1&ref=science
Here are the first two pages of the score. I think you can click this to get a better look.
First things first: how many instruments? Can the opera bear a huge orchestration? And: Can the opera afford a huge orchestration? How big or small a sound do I need? What […]
“We may say most aptly that the Analytical Engine weaves algebraical patterns just as the Jacquard-loom weaves flowers and leaves.” Charles Babbage took the ideas of the Jacquard loom and […]
“Supposing, for instance, that the fundamental relations of pitched sounds in the science of harmony and of musical composition were susceptible of such expression and adaptations, the engine might compose and elaborate scientific […]