Sound, music and science

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between sound and music? What makes some sounds music and other not? Well, I can tell you as much, it is not that easy to answer! In this course we will explore the science behind sound, and we will learn some music theory to understand what happens when sounds are combined into music. Did you know that what we hear as one note is actually a spectrum of tones? This spectrum is a fundamental piece of knowledge in music theory and can be calculated from a measurement of a sound using a mathematical technique. In the course we will listen to, use music theory to predict and do calculations on sound phenomena, to understand what happens when different tones with different overtone spectra interact. To be able to do that, you will be taught the required knowledge from music theory, acoustics (physics) and mathematics. When you know that, you can also explain many other things, e.g. why a single note sounds different on different instruments or why every person’s voice is unique. You will also get a chance to listen to some cool acoustic effects that you probably didn’t know existed

Sol Johansen

As a child, Sol was driving the grown-ups around her crazy (in school, kindergarten etc.) with her curiousness about almost everything, which would often result in a lot of weird questions. Often getting one answer would just open up for various new questions. So she decided that physics would be the best subject to give some answers. And in the summer 2021 she finished her bachelors degree in physics with a minor in philosophy. However, even though she thought that physics was an amazing field to study, she figured that it didn’t give good work opportunities after graduating. From her year-long student job at nursing homes where she found great meaning in supporting elderly people in living there lives as good as possible, she got interested in health. That inspired her to start on a program to become a medical doctor, where she has been for 2 years now. She thinks that medicine is a little bit more boring to study but makes much more sense in the long run. When Sol does not juggle with mathematical formulas or tries to learn how the nerves are organized, she likes to sing or play on her clarinet (especially when she gets an opportunity to play with others). To make sure that her life doesn’t get too sedentary, she has a very happy, cute and energetic dog who is 2 years-old, and he loves playing more than anything. The two of them love to go discovering new places together, especially areas with nature. Sol also loves watching plants grow and pondering about the fact that a complete tree can grow out of one small seed. How amazing is that!

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