Sheet Music: Score
Orchestral Equations : for chamber orchestra / May Lyon.
by May Lyon (2014)
Orchestral Equations is a three-movement symphonic poem
loosely based on the solving of a 17th century mathematical
riddle, as written about by Simon Singh in Fermat's Last
In the mid 1600s Pierre de Fermat stated in his notes that no values above 2 existed for the mathematical statement x2 + y2= z2. Characteristically, he also didn't demonstrate this proof. Time showed that Fermat probably did not have the proof, as many of the most brilliant mathematicians worked on the problem for over three centuries, while also creating advanced mathematical proofs in their respective fields. It wasn't until 1991 that Andrew Wiles, using the latest mathematics and a conjecture created by his predecessors, finally proved Fermat's theory correct.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (52p. -- B4 (portrait))
Duration: 10 mins
I. Tiny Steps -- II. Time, Turing and Taniyama -- III. Wiles.
First performance by National Capital Orchestra — 13 Oct 19. The Q, Queanbeyan, NSW
Includes program note.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Mathematics, Math, Algebra, Fermat's Last Theorem, Pythagoras, Andrew Wiles, Turing, Taniyama
This edition produced Aug 19.
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