Tuesday, August 28, 2018

YouTube channel "aSongScout" offers piano music based on mathematical objects

The YouTube channel “aSongScout” has some interesting piano pieces.

Here a young pianist plays the Fugue in A Major by Dmitri Shostakovich, from a set such pieces.

 This one is unique in not having any vertical dissonance. The pianist speculates that Shostakovich wrote this particular fugue to answer criticism that much of his music, including other fugues in the set (composed in the 1950s) were too dissonant for political purposes in the Soviet Union.

The channel offers pieces based on the Fibonnaci Sequence, and also the digits of the number Pi.
There appear to be at least two artists, Julian Smith, and David Macdonald, on the channel.

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