On December 4th we will have a very special holiday lecture from Dr. Carol Reynolds. Her talk will explore the intersections between mathematics and music:
Music and numbers? How interrelated are they? Everyone knows about rhythm and counting 1-2-3-4. And you probably know that math figures into music theory, (primarily the study of harmony and form). But what about acoustics, the science of sound? And music notation (the historical systems for writing music down on paper)? How about the composition itself? Could numbers be a factor?
Using sound and visual images, Dr. Reynolds will travel through the many ways that numbers, math, and symbols occur in music, both in today’s practice, and in musical systems of the past.
About Dr. Reynolds
For more than 20 years, Dr. Carol Reynolds was Associate Professor of Music History at the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Carol also is a uniquely talented and much sought-after speaker for arts venues and general audiences. Never dull or superficial, Carol brings to her audiences a unique mix of humor, substance, and skilled piano performance to make the arts more accessible and meaningful to all.
Carol has led arts tours to Russia, Austria, Germany, San Francisco, and Broadway on behalf of several arts organizations. Her enthusiasm and boundless energy give tour participants an unforgettable experience.
She makes her home on a farm near Bowie, Texas, where, with her husband and teenage daughter, she raises La Mancha goats and soaks up the rich cultural heritage of rural America. She maintains a second residence in Weimar, Germany — the home of Goethe, Schiller, Bach, and Liszt, and the focal point of much of Europe’s artistic heritage.