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Physics resonates, concert-conference

Published on October 3, 2022

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. 


Geneva Brass

Invited speaker : Professor Dirk van der Marel, physicist, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva

Practical information

Tuesday Novembre 1st at 20h. – Free entrance

Auditoire U300, Uni Dufour, Rue du Général-Dufour 24, 1204 Genève