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 

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Venue: Historical building of the University of Salamanca

February 04, 12.00 PM