YEA, WHY TRY HER RAW WET HAT? - Professor Robin Wilson - Gresham College Lectures

It is often said that mathematics and music go together, but what does this mean? This illustrated lecture features a small choir and instrumentalists who perform music ranging from Tallis and Bach to Bartok and Hindermith, and answers such questions as: why are pianos always out of tune? Can music have a 'geometry'? Why are there seven colours in the rainbow? and What is the meaning of the title of this talk? All our lectures are available for free download from the Gresham College website, in video, audio or text formats: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Gresham College professors and guest speakers have been giving free public lectures in central London since 1597. This tradition continues today and you can attend any of our lectures, or watch or listen to them on our website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gresham-College/14011689941

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