Monday, March 2, 2009

Imagination Rewarded

Art is about expectation. Pattern established, pattern broken, pattern restored. A music history teacher used to take the needle off the record just before a piece would come back to the home key and say "sing the tonic!" A painter in a neighboring studio came and looked at a piece I was struggling with and said, "You need rhythm here. Think of Beethoven. Simple repetition, within the melody... let's you know where you are, where you're going."

So after listening to John Lehrer on the science of decision making today, I went reading, and came upon this, part of Lehrer's discussion of why science needs art:Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70, 1885,ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK

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