Sweet, Sweet Math in Music

August 31, 2006

So, I had this idea about a month ago of making up a song solely based on Morse code of some text. I mean, the dots and dashes could be quarter notes and whole notes, eighth notes and quarter notes, whatever. It would work.

And apparently it does. In a recent article from Wired magazine, Wired highlights artist Mahanthappa on his marvelous new album, Codebook. In it, Mahanthappa uses math to formulate the notes and rhythms of his songs. One of them, Play It Again Sam, has a section where all the musicians play their names in Morse Code. Aw yeah.

Jazz is fun. Math jazz is just awesome. Check out the article for all the sweet, sweet details.

Namaste.

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3 Responses to “Sweet, Sweet Math in Music”

  1. zzzrt said

    11Good site!!!!!

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