Looper's Delight Archive Top (Search)
Date Index
Thread Index
Author Index
Looper's Delight Home
Mailing List Info

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index]


This is correct but it changes the question to: Does the human ear/brain
prefer more or less information? Judging from what usually turns out to
be the most popular music (sells the best, is most requested, has the
largest audience - and this is independent of genre, by the way), I 
posit that we (because of our conditioning, our wiring, whatever) 
prefer music with
only small amounts of information.

On Dec 3, 2004, at 9:46 AM, burnett@pobox.com wrote:

> Regarding Rick's long and interesting discussion on looping, exact 
> copies,
> and small randomness "livening up" a repetitive pattern: as I remember
> things, one tenet of information theory (as I learned it) is that the 
> more
> of the content of a message that you are able to predict, the less
> information that message contains. So predictability is inversely
> correlated with information. So even slight variations in a repetitive
> sequence raise the level of information.
> hmm,
> Steve B
> Phasmatodea    http://www.phasmatodea.net/
> Subscape Annex http://www.subscapeannex.com/
| Michael A. Firman
| maf@mlswebworks.com
| http://www.mlswebworks.com