Quadrivium: Music and Science coming together

Harking back to the four medieval art forms: Arithmetic, Geometry, Music, and Astronomy, this project seeks to reposition music among the sciences by bringing together composers from the Buchmann Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University and researchers in physics, chemistry, molecular biology and neuroscience from the Weizmann Institute of Science.


Each group will explore data sets, technological tools, and methodological correlations between music and science that can help us hear anew familiar problems and develop new forms of musical structure and performance. Among the questions considered are the rhythmic properties of cells, the sonic resonances of bosons, the role of sound in spatial and temporal perception, and the synchronization of metal nanoparticles.


This series of three meetings aims to bring together music and science. In the first meeting (March 7), selected WIS and TAU students presented their research and their music compositions, respectively. Subsequently, they work together in pairs to compose new musical pieces. 

First meeting:           March 7, 2022, 11:00-15:00

Second meeting:     June 6, 2022, 14:00-16:30

Final meeting:      January 22, 2023, 19:00

Clairmont concert hall, Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Tel Aviv University



Weizmann Institute of Science:

Roy Brener, Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics

Gily Ginosar, Department of Brain Sciences

Demian Liebermann, Department of Chemical and Biological Physics

Gal Manella, Department of Biomolecular Sciences


Buchmann Mehta School of Music:

Ron Katzman, Composition program

Sapir Miedzinski, Composition and Musicology program

Noga Nakash, Composition program

Amir Weizmann, Composition and Musicology program 



Sponsored by the Braginsky Center for the Interface between Science and the Humanities



Dr. Ofer Gazit (TAU) (ofgaz@tauex.tau.ac.il)

Prof. Gad Asher (WIS) (gad.asher@weizmann.ac.il)