‘Calculus of the Nervous system’, is part of the ‘Lovelace Trilogy’. Howard took her inspiration from Ada Lovelace, the pioneering mathematician and daughter of the famous British poet Lord Bryon. The piece was commissioned by international contemporary music festival Wien Modern 2011 for the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna and premiered in the Wiener Konzerthaus on November 20th 2011.
Watch the video below to find out more about the composition from Emily herself.
For more information on Emily Howard please visit her website.
(Written on April 19, 2012 )