Friday, September 19, 2008

A Disappearing Number

This Sunday, theater group Complicité performs a radio version of their current production A Disappearing Number.

Here’s the brief: “…a provocative meditation on the beauty of mathematics and the nature of creativity. It was inspired by the story of the collaboration between two of the 20th century's most notable pure mathematicians, Srinivasa Ramanujan, a poor Brahmin from South India, and Cambridge professor GH Hardy.” I saw their productions of Mnemonic (thanks Ponies!) and Murakami’s The Elephant Vanishes, and was blown away (more by the former than the latter).

Link to BBC site/broadcast. Note the time difference.

1 comment:

Mr. Pony said...

I know we don't often look back here, the future being the key to everything, and all, but did anyone listen to this radio play? The staging of Mnemonic was incredible, and I'm curious as to how the aesthetic translates to audio only. Doesn't seem to be available on any of the links.