About the Project
The aim of this project is to develop algebraic techniques for musical composition, to be played using modern musical software. Such software presents the possibility of great precision in performance, which means frequencies away from those that correspond to points on the stave can be utilised, as well as frequencies that correspond to points on the stave.
Of particular interest are compositions that are constructed via similarity, To give an example, in one approach we consider algebraic operations, like transposition, that map sounds to similar sounds. The sound resulting from the application of a sequence of such operations to a sound are concatenated to create a further sound. A sequence of operations is applied to this sound in turn, and the resulting sequence of sounds is concatenated. And so on.After a number of iterations we stop and our composition is complete.
• Apply for Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics
• State name of the lead supervisor as the Name of Proposed Supervisor
• State ‘Self-funded’ as Intended Source of Funding
• State the exact project title on the application form
When applying please ensure all required documents are attached:
• All degree certificates and transcripts (Undergraduate AND Postgraduate MSc-officially translated into English where necessary)
• Detailed CV
Informal inquiries can be made to Dr Will Turner ([email protected]) with a copy of your curriculum vitae and cover letter. All general enquiries should be directed to the Postgraduate Research School ([email protected])
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