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ThurberMingus  ·  407 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A thing I made.

It's the whole self-similar thing:

The first 3 notes are A-B-A. A-B-A repeats a lot of places so let's replace it with α.

So now play the instrument longer (imagine zooming out one level). A-B-A-C-A-B-A = α-C-α. Hey, that looks similar. Let's call it β for short.

Zoom out the timescale again and now the instrument plays β-D-β, which also repeats in a bunch of places so…

flagamuffin  ·  407 days ago  ·  link  ·  


zebra2  ·  407 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The branched dendritic sorting mechanism is a sort of fractal as well.