Public Program

Resonant Beauty: Mathematical Foundations in Music with Loop38

In response to the exhibition Hanne Darboven—Writing Time, musicians from Loop38 will explore themes of mathematics, time, and abstraction in a program entitled Resonant Beauty: Mathematical Foundations in Music.

Just as Hanne Darboven visualizes history and the passing of time in her work through calculations, representation, and collage, this program will explore how composers draw inspiration from these concepts sonically. Music and math have always been intimately connected, and composers continue to find new ways of using numbers to explore new artistic frontiers. 

About the performers:

Loop38 is a boundary-pushing, artist-driven new music ensemble based in Houston, Texas, that aims to build community around innovative, stimulating, and culturally relevant musical experiences. Since their debut in 2016, Loop38 has performed a wide range of works by local composers, young and upcoming voices, and globally established artists. Frequenting a variety of neighborhoods throughout Houston, Loop38 has performed in venues such as the Rothko Chapel, the Turrell Skyspace at Rice University, the Galveston Artists Residency, the Silos at Sawyer Yards, the Live Oak Friends Meetinghouse, MATCH, and the Archway Gallery.

Attending the program:

This program takes place in the Menil Drawing Institute, located at 1412 W. Main St. Additional information regarding accessibility and parking can be found here

As always, Menil programs are free and open to all.