musicaefantasia

Musica e fantasia: curtas as sugestões de discos, filmes e livros.

Mês: maio, 2014

The problem of induction, according to David Hume

The problem of induction, according to David Hume

David Hume was the name of the Scottish philosopher that, on 18th century, posed the problem of induction: given that the sun raised yesterday, how to make sure it will raise tomorrow? Induction is the basis of empirical science.

Seven-sided poem, by Carlos Drummond de Andrade, translated by Elizabeth Bishop

Seven-sided poem, by Carlos Drummond de Andrade, translated by Elizabeth Bishop

In the Seven-sided poem, Carlos Drummond de Andrade rhymed ironically mundo and Raimundo. When Elizabeth Bishop translated it, she associated faster and vaster, also a poor rhyme. That way, rhyme poverty brings humor to the original and its translation.

Xenakis, or The mathematics in music

Among the great contemporary composers, Xenakis was the most influenced my mathematics. Some said his computers were the real authors of the musical pieces. That’s wrong: Xenakis art is in his choice of themes, in how computers are programed.