Divine Bodies Presents: Purna Lokha Quartet
Free with museum admission
relationships exists among music, mathematics and the divine? Find out at this afternoon
of world music with Purna Lokha
Quartet, a musical collaboration that illuminates the underlying mathematical
patterns of the universe with a joyful exploration of Indian raga and Western jazz and blues. The
quartet bridges these two musical cultures through improvisation.
Lokha Quartet features
Grammy Award–winning violinist David Balakrishnan (Turtle Island String
Quartet), violinist and mathematician Purnaprajna Bangere, Amit Kavthekar on
tabla, and bassist Jeff Harshbarger.
mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns.
his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made of
patterns, like the painter's or the poet's must be beautiful;
ideas, like the colors or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way.
Mathematician G. H. Hardy (1877–1947)
partnership with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), one of
the world’s preeminent centers for collaborative research in mathematics, and
with the generous support of Gita and Ashok Vaish.