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Friday math movie: The world’s ugliest music

By Murray Bourne, 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.

See the 1 Comment below.

One Comment on “Friday math movie: The world’s ugliest music”

1. Fawn Nguyen says:

Thank you, I think this will be our Monday math movie.

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