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Thursday, February 2, 2012

The World's Ugliest Music

Posted by on Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Something John Cage would've appreciated—a pianist performs "the world's ugliest music," which happens to be the world's perfect submarine ping.

To see how that works—it has to do with mathematics, repetition, and what brains perceive as beautiful—check it out:

h/t ArtsJournal.

 

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the world's ugliest music is a pretentious lady talking about buying a house?
Posted by cb on February 2, 2012 at 11:40 AM · Report this
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Yeah, that first embed was no good.

But I suppose she could be a runner-up.
Posted by Brendan Kiley on February 2, 2012 at 1:25 PM · Report this
DavidG 3
Really wish he would've gone past Schoenberg into the 1950's serialists... Pierre Boulez for instance thought long and hard about this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9i16fBY9…
Posted by DavidG http://portableshrines.com on February 2, 2012 at 2:32 PM · Report this

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