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Bill Linderman

Bill Linderman

Composer, mathematician to share original works for piano, flute, cello and voice

February 24, 2020

Musician, mathematician, marathon runner, historian. These are just a few of the hats that Bill Linderman, Ph.D., wears throughout the day.

Linderman, who serves as professor of mathematics, chair of the mathematics and physics department, and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at King University, shares a selection of his original compositions as part of the Institute for Faith and Culture’s exploration of beauty and holiness.

He will present “Compositions for Piano, Flute, Cello and Voice,” Sunday, March 29, at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Chapel on King’s main campus, and “Compositions for Piano, Flute and Cello” Monday, March 30, at 9:15 a.m., also in the Memorial Chapel. Both events are open to the public and free-of-charge.

An avid traveler, Linderman has investigated the ancient mathematics of the Maya, Inca and Khmer with the National Science Foundation, and while on sabbatical, studied composition and served as visiting associate professor of mathematics at Cornell University.

“Bill views the world through a strikingly complex lens,” said Martin Dotterweich, Ph.D., director of the institute. “His deep understanding of math — a fairly concrete science — informs his creative aesthetic in the more ethereal realm of music. Working in combination, these two areas of his expertise produce works of lasting beauty and enjoyment, which he presents as gifts to his audience.”

For more information about the Institute visit king.edu/faithandculture.