MSI: Music, Film and Mathematics together (13rit192)


Andrew Granville (University de Montreal)

Jenny Granville (Leeds Metropolitan University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "MSI: Music, Film and Mathematics together" workshop from to .

IIn 2009, siblings Jennifer and Andrew Granville completed the screenplay, Mathematical Sciences Investigation (MSI): The anatomy of integers and
permutations, based on analogies between the genetic similarities of twins, and the surprisingly similar mathematical structure of the prime factors of typical integers, and of the cycles of typical permutations. The objective, in writing this screenplay, was to reach a wider-than-usual audience for mathematical exposition.

Throughout, Tommy Britt, a documentary filmmaker, has been recording elements of the project -- creative meetings, rehearsals, interviews and
performances -- focusing on the creative and mathematical challenges that have emerged through these unique collaborations. This proposed residency will enable the artists and mathematicians to complete post-production on this documentary, exploring further how to present complex mathematical concepts in different forms.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).