17 May 2014
THE LOST GEOMETRY OF MUSIC
"The connection between music and mathematics has fascinated scholars for centuries. More than 2000 years ago, Pythagoras reportedly discovered that pleasing musical intervals could be described using simple ratios.
"And the so-called musica universalis or 'music of the spheres' emerged in the Middle Ages as the philosophical idea that the proportions in the movements of the celestial bodies -- the sun, moon and planets -- could be viewed as a form of music, inaudible but perfectly harmonious.