What is a resonance ? How does sound propagate through the air ? With Professor Dirk van der Marel, a renowned physicist from the University of Geneva, the Geneva Brass will explore the intricacies of physics in music during a concert-conference.
Budding scientists or amateurs, students, physicists or simply curious music lovers, if you want to understand :
- What makes a chord consonant or dissonant ?
- Why can a piano or an organ only be out of tune ?
- Is the sound of the Alpine horn higher or lower on the Matterhorn ?
- And at the North Pole, in the Sahara, or on Mars ?
- What material is needed for a brass instrument ?
… don’t hesitate, this evening is made for you ! And for those who are allergic to mathematical formulas and other theorems, don’t worry, music will play a large part in this programme, in particular Bach and his famous Goldberg Variations.
Invited speaker : Professor Dirk van der Marel, physicist, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva
Tuesday Novembre 1st at 20h. – Free entrance
Auditoire U300, Uni Dufour, Rue du Général-Dufour 24, 1204 Genève