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 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:
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 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), 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.
MAINS - front view