Early in my musical development, my Mom, a graphic designer, let me read her book on M.C. Escher because early on she noticed my affinity towards math and applying it towards music. I loved the book because it gave me an example on how to use fractals and further develop my music in something that moves with time as opposed to loops of the same structures and melodies like a lot of popular songs. The picture below is a visual example of how I think music should develop, but oddly enough this is also how sound develops on the micro and macro scale. (Soon I may do a James Unedited where I zoom into a sound wave to show this). Basically, I think music should start of with a simple, abstract motif then over the course develop itself into a more complex and refined structure (or vice verse). Below the pictures I have a video briefly explain the concept behind Escher’s design and an embed for the song depicted in the images of the waveforms below
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I like when you relate art with maths! Simply awesome!!!
Wish I would have seen this comment earlier, not all comment went to my mobile while I was at work. Going to have to put some more art/math content