Seed: Composing in Code: "Around the same period, as an undergraduate at Berklee, Rudresh developed a parallel interest in the music of India—both his parents hail from Bangalore. In his music, the culture's signature tones and rhythms mingle with complex melodies based on patterns dreamed up in his mathematical mind.
His recent quartet recording, Codebook, represents a significant return to his roots—not Indian, but mathematical—nearly every tune on the album was inspired by cryptography or number theory. That reliance on both logic and creativity is central to math and music alike, and Rudresh hopes that his experimentations on Codebook, will help people understand just how intimately the two fields are related."
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Posted by Charlie Martin at 1:20 PM