Bach played on a moebius strip

September 13, 2009 at 8:36 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I wrote earlier about a Bach fugue that I thought was clever (basically, it overplayed the same melody on top of itself). Here’s another one where Bach once again plays the fugue over itself, but also in reverse and/or inverted. Many of Bach’s masterpieces employed techniques like this. Here:

Also, check out Godel, Escher, Bach , it’s a fascinating book. A modern day classic, in fact. The book draws parallels between many of Bach’s techniques and those used by MC Escher, Godel, and software developers in general (recursion).

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