Symmetry

Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings,  21 January 2012

 

Presenter/Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy

Pattern maker Richard Rhys
Electronics and Visuals Farmersmanual with Russell Haswell

 

 

In this performance a mathematician, a pattern maker and an artists collective seek to create a virtual Alhambra in sound and projection. 17 movements, 17 rooms, 17 patterns. Taking their inspiration from the walls of the Alhambra and the variations of Bach the audience are taken on a journey through the world of symmetry. Symmetry has long fascinated mathematicians, who late in the 19th century discovered that there are only 17 symmetrical games that underlie the entire Alhambra design. Co-produced with Joana Seguro of Lumin.