As a system of harmonic proportions, music is found in the dynamics of ‘all that goes around’ in the universe. From the movement of the Sun, Moon and the planets to the proportions of a human body, this system is at the heart of all physical manifestation and energy dynamics in the universe. Of course, we best know music in its beautiful form of a sonic creation of rhythm and melody. Any ‘composition’, sonic or celestial (and everything in between) is built on a set of fundamental and common principles that make up the art and science of ‘Music’.
This might sound like a metaphor, but I assure you it’s not.
After all, can music exist in a nonmusical universe?
Explore the universal character of music OR the musical character of the universe, either way, we need to ask some big questions:
Let's explore! Our journey will be divided into 5 chapters:
In order to see where it all comes from, let us ‘build’ the system of music from scratch. Scratch that, Let’s build it starting from ZERO.
Our universe is octavized.
It creates a binary progression that infinitely nests dualities inside/outside without a beginning or an end.
Enter the Golden Ratio - THE Fractal of the Universe! Fractality means 'self-similarity' or 'the same pattern repeating at all scales'. The essential nature of all form and flow in the universe is fractal.
See what creates patterns of consonance and dissonance. It all emerges from numbers!
Choosing a mix of consonance and dissonance is what makes music a great art form with infinite possibilities.
Before we make Music, Music makes us!
The story of Music is the same as the story of Creation! Connect with this story and you will find your voice!!
“You have hundreds of feelings that can’t be put into words. And that is why I think that, in a sense, music is the highest of arts, because it really begins where the others leave off.”
- C.S. Lewis