Let’s talk about something fun. Let’s talk about math. No? Okay, fair enough. But there’s no denying math’s presence all around us. Math and music have found common links since the days Pythagoras. Thankfully, you don’t have to be a mathematician (or an ancient Greek philosopher) to enjoy music.
In the video below by the SmarterEveryDay YouTube channel, they put the spotlight on a genre of music where the sounds create or draw images. If you’ve ever wondered what a drawing of a T-Rex sounds like, they’ve got an answer for you. Driven by parametric equations, the music created can be seen using an oscilloscope. Simply put oscilloscopes allow you to see the waveform of an electronic signal. The two composers/programmers featured cleverly use math to create interesting music that when fed into an oscilloscope, creates complex shapes and images that dance, rotate, and mutate across the oscilloscope screen.
It certainly falls outside of the guitar-driven music I normally gravitate towards but I found the concept and execution very interesting.
Let us know in the comment section below what you think of all of this.