Visualization of musical patterns

Jürgen Richter-Gebert at TEDx Konstanz

24 March 2021
Mandala visualisiert "random chimes".

Visualization of musical patterns: Professor Jürgen Richter-Gebert talked on this topic at TEDx Konstanz on 3 March 2021. The conference on the topic "Kaleidoscope - Patterns in Nature and Society" took place virtually from 2 to 5 March 2021.

Watch the talk "Seeing music through the eyes of math" here:

Kaleidoscope - Patterns in Nature and Society

Students and members of the University of Konstanz and the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behaviour organized TEDx Konstanz on the topic of kaleidoscopes. A kaleidoscope evokes the image of shifting patterns. It communicates the idea that patterns can arise from and be influenced by many things, varying with our perspective and changing over time.

Professor Jürgen Richter-Gebert talked on Day 2 about visualization of musical patterns. The day revolved around the theme "Music through a new lens: mathematical and cross-cultural patterns." In the first talk, composer Hubl Greiner and linguist Dr. Mohamed Badawi talk about how music connects cultures.

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