Structural transformations in ratios and proportions in theoretical music contexts: A historical/educational approach

Prof. Dr. Oscar João Abdounur (Universidade de São Paulo)
Universität Potsdam, Campus Golm, Haus 28, Raum 0.108

This presentation covers questions of how relationships between mathematics and theoretical music throughout Western history shaped modern comprehension of critical notions such as “ratio” and “proportion”, exploring the educational potentiality of such a comprehension. Under a historical/epistemological approach, it considers structural changes and arithmetization undergone by these concepts up to the Renaissance.

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