11th Fall Dinner Meeting

October 4, 2019

Dr. Mark Glickman, senior lecturer on statistics at Harvard University, explored how statistics can be used to classify musical style, distinguish features particular to specific songwriters, and ultimately address how to predict who wrote a song of disputed authorship. The presentation was accompanied by musical demonstrations.
Mark presented a version of the Beatles’ Norwegian Wood with lyrics attuned to a statistically minded audience. Mark speculated that these words were written by John Lennon. Hear Mark's Rendition.