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The Geometry of Music

Music as an audible exploration of hyperdimensional geometries

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9:10pm, March 4, 2008

The connection between mathematics and music is often touted in awed, mysterious tones, but it is grounded in hard-headed science. For example, mathematical principles underlie the organization of Western music into 12-note scales. And even a beginning piano student encounters geometry in the "circle of fifths" when learning the fundamentals of music theory.

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