Chaos and Complex Systems Seminar

Bach's integration of complexity and simplicity

Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
Noon-1 p.m.
Location
Description
Trevor Stephenson, Harpsicordist, will use examples from Bach’s The Well-tempered Clavier to show how Bach achieves clarity within extremely complex systems; how he deals with fugue subjects that approach a-tonality; how he breaks down and rebuilds a sense of key; and how the unique tuning (tempering) method for the The Well-tempered Clavier assists in giving each piece a unique acoustic color. He will bring his 17th-century Flemish harpsichord for the presentation.
Contact
rschapma@wisc.edu
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