His book project, titled “Exploring Musical Spaces,” aims to bridge the gulf between music theory and mathematics. The funds will be used to defray publication costs for the book, significantly lowering the price of the book once it is published.
Dr. Hook, with his dual Ph.D. degrees in mathematics and music theory, is uniquely positioned to write this book, a summa of mathematical approaches to music theory that is accessible to musicians while maintaining mathematical rigor. He has committed himself to translating mathematical concepts for musicians in order to make those concepts applicable both to musical analysis and musical performance. “Exploring Musical Spaces” will be the culmination of a career’s worth of work to this end, and will be an invaluable resource both to individual students and to programs that wish to offer courses of study in this area.
Congratulations to Dr. Hook!