Re: indefinite pitch

Subject: Re: indefinite pitch
From: Richard Wentk (
Date: Fri Oct 07 2005 - 07:49:42 EDT

At 12:37 07/10/2005, you wrote:
>perhaps, then, what we are doing, as Fritjof Capra proposed, is living in
>too much of a linear, Cartesian/Newtonian world, when the truth is beyond
>this and extends into the infinite, where string theory is only beginning
>to explore...

String theory is just more of the same, but smaller. So - no. :-)

I think it's more that physics and perceptual psychology need different
tools. There's some overlap, but you can't take it for granted that a way
of looking at the world that makes sense on a physics course will
correspond to aesthetic perceptions.

This is sort of obvious, but music software tools are mostly based on the
kinds of models of sound offered by physics and maths. If you could
have tools that worked with perceptions more directly, that could be an
interesting thing.

Things like Aphex Exciters and valve compressors do already, up to a point,
but those are fairly basic examples. For anything more complicated, it's a
relatively unexplored area.


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