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Re: : Decyphering the Grammar of Mind, Music and Math
On 2004-06-20, at 00.29, Emile Tobenfeld (a.k.a Dr. T) wrote:
> I found this article from today's NY Times very thought provoking and
> am forwarding it in hopes that you will as well, and that it can
> stimulate some interesting discussion. Looping and mathematics are of
> course related, in somewhat different ways than more taditional forms
> of music making.
Very interesting and inspiring. THanks! Just about the perfect
breakfast reading over here at this moment :-)
As "music can be comprehended in a locked room" every human seems as
well to have the built in radar to pick it up by default. I use to
think back to the time of my childhood, many years before I "was told
about music" or even took an active interest in music. What strikes me
is that being only four years old I recognized the same criteria that I
still enjoy as parts of "music". I heard "unison lines", "octaves",
"fifths", "clusters" and all kinds of stuff that I had to wait two
decades to get the names for. So from my own life experience I am
pretty sure that music is universal.
A funny memory is that some music that was held in great aspect by
grown-ups, really hurt my senses at that early age. I never understood
why but it just made me feel sick and depressed. Some decades later,
now as a grown-up myself, i found myself taking pleasure in some of
that "torture music".