Symphony! The Inheritors Stole The Music! It Was Composed by Giants! — Martin Liedtke — Scores, Instruments, Bridges, Cannonballs, Bells   From the comments: “In a lecture about ‘millionaire raw’ on Long Island, NY. Almost all those old mansions had Organs. There are still pictures of those houses and organs in them. Later so many fires happened and many those mansions were gone with fire.” —– Martin, finally! Finally someone has brought up … Read more

Musical rhythm spectra from Bach to Joplin obey a 1/f power law

Much of our enjoyment of music comes from its balance of predictability and surprise. Musical pitch fluctuations follow a 1/f power law that precisely achieves this balance. Musical rhythms, especially those of Western classical music, are considered highly regular and predictable, and this predictability has been hypothesized to underlie rhythm’s contribution to our enjoyment of … Read more