Friday math movie: The world’s ugliest music
[02 Mar 2012]
Around 100 years ago, “classical” music had become very mathematical. Schoenberg’s 12 tone music was based on number patterns, and for most people, it sounds pretty awful.
This talk by Scott Rickard describes some recent music composed using (kind of) matrix ideas.
So what’s the point of creating ugly music? Well, the math behind it can be beautiful, and can lead to new discoveries.