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a seattle concert and installation in honor of Alan Turing

On June 22, I will be curating and performing in an evening concert/installation in honor of the 100th anniversary of Alan Turing’s birth. His birthday is actually the next day, but if you adjust for time zones, we can sort of get away with it…

Photo of Alan Turing

The event will be held as part of the Wayward Music Series at Seattle’s wonderful venue for experimental music, the Chapel Performance Space. Details will be forthcoming, but I plan on presenting a number of musical pieces, poetry that paraphrases a proof by Turing in the style of Dr. Seuss, the work of several visual artists, small vignettes from Turing’s life, and possibly some dance and/or theater. When the final program has been finalized, I will post it here. [If you are an artist and think that you have something that belongs on this program or in the installation, by all means, contact me!]

2012 has been designated as the Alan Turing Year, and it is certainly appropriate to remember Turing, both for his tremendous mind and the tragic demise that was visited upon him. His work has had significant impact in diverse fields, including cryptology, pure mathematics, computing, biology, and philosophy. In this concert we will try to touch on all of these, presenting pieces inspired by both his life and his suicide. It should come as no surprise that his groundbreaking ideas are as interesting and relevant now as they ever were.