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From: Victor Lazzarini
Date: Sep 26, 2006 7:31 PM
Subject: [Csnd] OT: fancy that…
I found something quite interesting in one of my latest bedside readings, which I’d like to share here (perhaps some of you would have seen it already)?
Well you start with B-A-C-H, get from Cage the length of his famous 4’33” piece, assume it to be a decimal number, 4.33, take 4 from it and multiply it by 10. This gives you the multiplier 3.3. (This part I actually made up myself, the rest is from Hofstadter)
Now: multiply the length of the 3 semitone intervals in B-A-C-H (-1,+3,-1) by the multipler. This will give you B-G-F-D, which up a tone gives you C-A-G-E.
How to get back to Bach? Multiply the intervals again by 3.3 (and transpose it down by 1 tone), but this yields… B-C-A-H.
Conclusion: from Bach to Cage and back gets you all jumbled up… not mine, but the book’s.
*: I forgot to add, in order for this to work, you have to round the semitone distance (1.3 becomes 1 etc). But the conclusion is ever so funny.