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Is it still possible that mathematicians contribute to the theory of music? Is the mathematical foundation of music still an area of research? If yes, what new researches have been done regarding that?

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math.stackexchange.com/questions/79885/… possibly related. –  Daniel Rust Sep 16 '13 at 13:43
@DanielRust: No, I had read that but that topic is mostly about book suggestions and reference request. On the other hand, this one is about the recent research done in this area, if there's any. –  some1.new4u Sep 16 '13 at 13:46
@some1.new4u How does that contradict that that link is related to this question? –  Git Gud Sep 16 '13 at 13:49
When you ask "new researches", what do you mean by "new"? New since when? –  MJD Sep 16 '13 at 13:49
It seems that IRCAM researches on this. –  Vladimir Putin Sep 16 '13 at 14:13

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I know that a member of Mathoverflow Tobias Schlemmer works in this topic, you can consult with him.

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Yes, specifically in the area of musical tuning theory: the xenharmonic wiki is a good place to read about this. Harmonic entropy and xenharmonic temperament theory are two relatively new topics with a lot of current (albeit somewhat obscure) research going on in them.

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