Mathematics has been used to tune musical scales, to design musical instruments, to understand musical form and to generate novel music. But what can mathematics say about one of the most common features of contemporary music – rhythmic loops?
The MARCS Institute's Director of Research and Engagement, Professor Kate Stevens, has been announced as the incoming editor for the prestigious music, perception and cognition journal, 'Music Perception'.
XronoMorph is a free new app for generating geometrically and algorithmically informed musical loops. Dr Andy Milne was part of an international team that developed the app and explains how it enables musicians and music-enthusiasts to discover and compose compelling, novel rhythms.
The human capacity for rhythm is something of a puzzle, some have the machine-like precision of Michael Jackson, others are closer to the case of “beat-deaf” Mathieu. Professor Peter Keller examines our understanding of the brain and rhythm.