The link between mathematics and music has always been there – our ears hear in frequencies and even before those frequencies were known in physics terms, ancient philosopher-scientists had determined that the language of math linked areas as remote as planetary motion and harmony. “There is music in the spacing of the spheres,” wrote Pythagoras. The Pythagoreans didn’t have irrational numbers, negative numbers or even a zero but they didn’t need those for their kind of symbolism.
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