La La Lab – the Mathematics of Music at MAINS in Heidelberg
“La La Lab – the Mathematics of Music” is a new exhibition about the fascinating relationship between mathematics and music to be unveiled at the MAINS (Mathematics and Informatics Station) in Heidelberg. Presented by the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation.
Conceived in collaboration with experts in current research of music and mathematics, La La Lab mixes a laboratory format with interactive exhibits to present you with the stunning connections between mathematics and music pushing the boundaries of musical creativity and mathematical knowledge. It features more than a dozen interactive exhibits with newly developed software, images, 3d prints, hands-on installations, projections and a special reading and listening area. The exhibition is also part of the German Science Year of Artificial Intelligence 2019 presenting several exhibits on AI and music.
The exhibition pivots over three axis (mixed inside the Lab):
Learning what tools build music, and how these tools are used to create art. Basic concepts and historical comments.
The latest trends of research in the connection of maths and music. Artificial Intelligence, theoretical and new instruments, classification and composition tools.
Art and entertainment.
A joyful display of artworks from artists and mathematicians in the field. Talks/concerts at scheduled events.
The exhibition is created by IMAGINARY, with the scientific and artistic advisorship of Moreno Andreatta (IRCAM Paris, Univ. Strasbourg), Thomas Noll (ESMUC Barcelona), Luisa Pereira and Manuela Donosa (New York) and Jürgen Richter-Gebert (TU Munich); and with the generous contributions of more than 20 artists and scientists working in the field.
The exhibition is presented by the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF), who created MAINS, a special event and exhibition venue dedicated to mathematics and informatics. The former showroom of the “Heidelberger Druckmaschinen” offers plenty of space to raise public awareness of the disciplines’ importance for society.
The exhibition was made possible by the Klaus Tschira Stiftung. It is supported by the Technical University of Munich.