Lecture by Alberto Hortigüela

Structural relations between music and chess  

Since its beginnings as a human creation there has been the idea that besides the playful and competitive aspect chess holds a symbolic representation of the world. This fact makes it possible to observe chess from other perspectives, as for example from the art, and in particular from music. Concepts like structure, proportion, variation, sequence, geometry, symmetry, etc., are found in the foundations of the phenomenon of both musical and chess creation. This lecture intends to investigate the relations between music and chess with special attention to these concepts.

The composer and professor of the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Castilla y León Alberto Hortigüela will talk about these structural relations between music and chess 

Venue: Colegio Arzobispo Fonseca

February 04, 12.00 PM 

Important: Due to the current health crisis caused by the Covid19 virus, the lecture will be held without an audience and will be streamed through this website.