The World's Ugliest Piece of Music? Costas Arrays.

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  1. zman5999

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    So I found this video on TED titled, "The World's Ugliest Piece of Music" and it is quite possibly the most unsettling thing I have ever heard. I strongly suggest that you watch and listen to it because it really shows how repetition is a key part of composing by showing what it is like to write a piece of music void of it.

    Scott Rickard: The beautiful math behind the ugliest music | Talk Video | TED.com
     
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    ghost_of_karelia Utrydd dei Svake

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    MemphisHawk Japan's One And Only

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    Very cool indeed. I'm sure someone will play this on guitar at 400BPM and post the video before the day is through.
     
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    MemphisHawk Japan's One And Only

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    I saw your original post before you edited it. Keep in mind that all of that happens this fast.

    http://youtu.be/brEROnzYULo
     
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    I disagree with many of his statements and "ugliness" is subjective. Overall I'm pretty disappointed as this is quite an unsatisfactory demonstration by TED standards.
     
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    Doesn't really sound ugly to me. It's just some random-sounding single notes.

    To really sound horrible you need some chords with highly dissonant intervals, and he didn't say anything about the pitch of different notes to make something sound pretty or ugly, which is rather an important omission in music.

    I think you would struggle to make something sound truly ugly on a perfectly-tuned instrument like a piano.
     
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    Beauty and ugliness are not universal terms, this is simply a math exercise applied to sound. To call it music or art is another question, to which I do not dare to answer...
     
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    It's a TedX event. Those aren't up to part with actual Ted talks. It was rather disappointing still.
     
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    Guy relies on chromatic scale and claims to use no patterns ? Fail...
     
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    There's really no point to this. Transcribing math to music for the sake of proving there's no repetition. I can hear music in my head right now that's never repeating and it sounds lovely. It seems at first that the guy here is trying to prove a point that you don't have to be repetitive to have beautiful music. But he was trying to interperate a math problem to music. Which is dumb because he could have just had someone make music that was non repetitive yet beautiful, which would have served his point. But instead used a ping to make music

    "Music is melody, melody is music" - Mozart
     
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    Floppystrings No like the floppy

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    The idea that music relies on repetition to become beautiful is a load of horse crap. It's almost making me mad that that's how some people define beauty in music, instead of actually listening to whats being played
     
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    9:01 - 9:06 = I6/4 V I

    Would sound sick at 260 BPM.
     
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    Have you ever heard of the tavistock institute? Look them up and learn how they used repetitive rock music like the Beatles and rolling stones to brainwash people. I'm serious. Tavistock institute.
     
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    This is amazing!
     
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    So they finally made a "______ shreds" video without overdubbing it
     

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