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Re: CHAT: Coming out of the conlang closet

From:Nihil Sum <nihilsum@...>
Date:Monday, June 10, 2002, 4:40
John Cowan wrote:

>>I'm no mathematician or scientist: I'm mostly a musician.
>But I don't understand: music *is* mathematics.
Theoretically, yes. But I imagine it probably involves a totally different mental process. Most people write music that *sounds* good, and turns out to be mathematically "correct" -- not the other way around. Maybe some of the old composers might have done it the other way around. And unlike math, what is numerically incorrect can often still work out. Using dissonant intervals, for example. How about Tool? They regularly break the "mathematical" rules for time signatures. etc etc... ObConlang (I learned a new word!): I should probably do a "vocabulary" thing involving musical terms. I know that's still a big gap in Rhean. NS _________________________________________________________________ MSN Photos is the easiest way to share and print your photos: