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Re: Mathematics, Prime Numbers, & Looping with the EDP

On 6/21/05, Hartung, Kris <kris.hartung@hp.com> wrote:
> Lot's of mathematical ideas here for looping. Pretty cool.

Hm.  I wonder if it'd be possible to work out rules for musical
arithmetic.  Operations like adding, subtracting, multiplying, or
dividing two musical phrases.  After that it'd be a simple leap to
create a musical algebra.  Calculus might be harder...give a whole new
definition to 'roots' music. :)

I find there is a certain beauty in the relationships between various
numbers (11*11 = 121, as a very simple example) and I wonder if
similar beauty or symmetry would arise with regard to music
manipulated in this manner.

Sounds like we need to find us a mathematics major before we go too
much further. ;)