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  Musical notes, unlike cells, do not typically arrange themselves. But if they did, the result would sound something like Ereia. Nick Didkovsky, Ereia’s composer, used a computer program to randomly generate the musical score for Ereia. The software breaks down formal barriers to the creation of music since it doesn't hold any cultural or technical preconceptions. The resulting composition, Ereia, is performed in three movements and includes a conducted improvisation in which Didkovsky uses a set of hand signals to direct members of the ensemble. Their improvisational response, in turn, suggests what Didkovsky signals next.

The Rockefeller University, a hothouse for biological and biomedical research on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, brings you Ereia because it unites various avante-gardes — music, computer science, life sciences — and embodies the goals and intuition shared by many creative thinkers, whether they carry out their creative work in the arts, literature or sciences.

Caspary Auditorium
1230 York Ave @ East 66th St.
The auditorium will open at 6:45 p.m.

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