This week we welcome Erich Grunewald. Erich is a programmer at Futurice and a member of musical projects Mount Fog and Ape Finger of the Stars.
This talk presents Godfried Toussaint’s influential paper “The Euclidean Algorithm Generates Traditional Musical Rhythms”, which he begins with the following question. “What do African rhythms, spallation neutron source accelerators in nuclear physics, string theory in computer science, and an ancient algorithm described by Euclid have in common?”
The Paper can be downloaded from http://cgm.cs.mcgill.ca/~godfried/publications/banff.pdf