[extropy-chat] Test

spike spike66 at comcast.net
Tue Apr 3 04:11:46 UTC 2007

> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of Amara Graps

>... The wavelet transform provides the
> mathematical analog of a music score: just as the score tells a 
>musician which notes to play when...

> Amara Graps, PhD      

Music scores are a most remarkable form of information compression.  A sheet
of music can be written on a single page, yet can take a hundred seconds or
more to unravel the concepts found there with a musical instrument or voice.
The musician can add stylistic nuances that the composer had not imagined,
or may add improvisations, derivatives, contratonals or other interpretive
notions.  A musician can insert emotion with an instrument.  So the composer
performs a transform to the score, then the musician performs an inverse
transform to create music.

I don't think I contributed to the notion of surfing with wavelets with that
paragraph but I had fun writing it.




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