Re: (OT) Music
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Monday, June 10, 2002, 7:24|
Music is somewhere near midpoint on the continuum between pure intellectual
creativity (like inventions) and pure emotional creativity.
As are all fine arts. But I find nothing emotional about mathmatics. Well I
do a little, but I'm a nerd. I can't resist a finely-calculated multiple
closed integral on a Cartesian plane...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jan van Steenbergen" <ijzeren_jan@...>
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2002 2:07 AM
Subject: Re: (OT) Music
> --- Maarten :
> > Aesthetics certainly does play a role in mathematics, as does taste. Ok,I
> > admit that musics calls up stronger emotions than mathematical problems,but
> > that is true for all sounds, musical or not.
> Wasn't it John Cage who said, that every sound it music, even silence?
> I still don't agree with you. Music is nothing without aesthetics, tasteand
> emotion. Mathematics, on the other hand, is (almost) not affected be such
> factors. If a mathematical function or figure evokes such an effect fromthe
> reader, it's just his problem!
> Which does not mean that I don't like mathematics. As a matter of fact, Ido.
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