at MAINS in Heidelberg

Event at MAINS in Heidelberg
17 Mai. 2019 bis 31 Dez. 2019
MAINS|Kurfürsten-Anlage 52|Heidelberg|69115|DE

Erstellt von


Moreno Andreatta
Thomas Noll
Jürgen Richter-Gebert
Andreas Matt (Direction)
Kathrin Unterleitner (Management)
Daniel Ramos (Content)
Bianca Violet (Content)
Christian Stussak (Software)
Eric Londaits (Software)
Sebastián Uribe (Software)
Malte Westphalen (Design)
Lukas Reck (Production)
Daniel Weiss (Production)
Moreno Andreatta, Corentin Guichaoua, Philipp Legner
Ryan Cashman
Luisa Pereira, Manuela Donoso
Jürgen Richter-Gebert, Aaron Montag, Konrad Heidler
Vítor Rolla, Pedro Arthur, José Ezequiel Soto Sánchez
Neil Sloane, Georg Fischer, William Cheswick, Charles Greathouse
Neil Thapen
Thomas Noll
Gerhard Widmer, Stephan Balke, Florian Henkel

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 world renowned experts, la. la.lab will mix a laboratory format with interactive exhibits to present visitors with the historical, conceptual, and philosophical connections between mathematics and music: from the centuries-old tools that musicians use for composing, to the most current research that pushes the boundaries of musical creativity and mathematical knowledge.

la. la.lab brings the visitor to an interactive exploration and discovery of music form a mathematical perspective. The exhibition pivots over three axis:

  • Music theory.
    Learning what tools build music, and how these tools are used to create art. Basic concepts and historical comments.

  • Current research.
    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 will be 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.

This brand new exhibition is created by IMAGINARY, with the scientific and artistic advisorship of Moreno Andreatta (IRCAM Paris, Univ. Strasbourg), Thomas Noll (ESMUC Barcelona), and Jürgen Richter-Gebert (TU Munich); and with the generous contributions of more than 20 artists and scientists working in the field.


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