• Emily Howard
  • Ada Sketches (2011)
    (A scena imagining the inner world of mahematician Ada Lovelace)

  • Peters Edition Limited (World)

A short dramatic scena for mezzo-soprano and chamber ensemble that imagines an inner world of mathematician Ada Lovelace.

  • Mz +
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • 7 min
  • Laura Tunbridge
  • English

Programme Note

In this short dramatic scena, Lovelace explores a mathematical equation as solved by Charles Babbage's hypotheical 1842 Analytical Engine, a prototype for the world's first computer. As she works, a musical solution to the equation gains a life of its own, causing Lovelace to contemplate her own position in history.