On Friday, August 31st, The Dymaxion Quartet was featured on WKCR, Columbia University radio playing an hour's worth of previously unrecorded music. Wanna listen? All the tracks are archived here (or they will be soon, at least). Some of this choice material includes an interpretation of W.B. Yeats, some adolescent Shakespearean drama, speaking in wooden tongues, and music in Pig-Latin.
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I’ve recently been reading a “translation” of Buckminster Fuller’s Synergetics. It’s basically about how Mother Nature uses geometry. These sorts of polyhedrons are all over the place in that book (and in nature).
What’s so cool about this installation is that it shows how two completely different shapes can be created from the exact same materials… namely a specific number of sticks that are all the same length. Think about that for a while and it starts to feel like more than a fascinating coincidence.
What does this have to do with music? A fair amount, actually. But I’ll get into that another time.
dodecaherdon=icosaherdon (by Lorenz Lachauer)