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Math and music professors to appear on Michael Feldman's 'Whad'Ya Know?'

RELEASED: March 19, 2010

Dr. Gary Don Dr. James Walker
Dr. Gary Don Dr. James Walker

EAU CLAIRE — Dr. Gary Don, associate professor of music and theatre arts, and Dr. James Walker, professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, are scheduled to appear on the live broadcast of Michael Feldman's "Whad'Ya Know?" March 20 at the State Theatre in downtown Eau Claire.

The producers of Feldman's show said they are squeezing a lot into this particular broadcast, but they were interested in Walker and Don's recent research on the strong connection between mathematics and music. They also wanted to know more about Walker's upcoming summer course on the topic.

To prepare for the segment, Walker sent music clips of Jimi Hendrix, Ludwig von Beethoven and Benny Goodman to provide reference for a discussion on how he and Don use math to analyze music and even create new music.

"Whad'Ya Know?" is a production of Wisconsin Public Radio and is distributed by Public Radio International.

For more information, contact Dr. James Walker at 715-836-4835 or walkerjs@uwec.edu.

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