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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@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
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,
> > admit that musics calls up stronger emotions than mathematical problems,
> > 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, taste
> emotion. Mathematics, on the other hand, is (almost) not affected be such > factors. If a mathematical function or figure evokes such an effect from
> reader, it's just his problem! > Which does not mean that I don't like mathematics. As a matter of fact, I
> > Jan > > > ===== > "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Everything you'll ever need on one web page > from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts > >