Connection between Science, Technology, and Music

The relationships and overlaps between information, science, technology, data, and music are very intriguing. Where did this combination (or, at least, some part of it: i.e., music + ) begin? When did the notion of “science” first enter the musical conversation in terms of an actual piece that listeners could hear? I’m still searching, but the findings so far are fascinating…

To answer these questions, some scholars might point to dates as early as 1436: in that year, Guillaume Dufay’s motet Nuper Rosarum Flores was written and first performed for the consecration of the Florence Cathedral, celebrating the completion of the church’s dome which had been ingeniously designed by one of the foremost architects and engineers of the Italian Renaissance – Filippo Brunelleschi.