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Family Fridays at MoMath presented by Two Sigma: "RhythMatics" with Stephon Alexander and Will Calhoun on May 31

Stephon Alexander writing formulas on glassWill Calhoun in concert with Living Colour at the Highline Ballroom on October 30, 2009. Photo by Lia Chang









What does a hip-hop or rock and roll rhythm have to do with geometry, space and time, and numbers?  In this highly interactive event, mathematical physicist and musician Stephon Alexander and multi-Grammy Award-winner and drummer for band Living Colour Will Calhoun will take you on a journey into the connections between mathematics and rhythm.  First, Professor Alexander will give a user-friendly and interactive presentation of the mathematics of beat-making.  Then, Calhoun will demonstrate these ideas on his wave electronic drum.  Armed with these newfound tools, the audience will collaborate with Alexander and Calhoun to create an original hip-hop beat using new ideas that relate mathematics to rhythm — RhythMatics!


May 31, 2019 6:30 pm   through   8:00 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 E. 26th St.
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566