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Will we ever run out of music?

Today, I want to share a very interesting science video with you made by one of the most popular Youtubers out there, Michael Stevens from Vsauce. Some of you might already know him (as musicians tend to be nerdy ;) ), and in this particular video, he‘s talking about a topic which was very polarizing for me at first: Will we ever run out of music?

 


I don‘t want to spoil it for you, but („You know my brother once told me? That nothing someone says before the word „but“ really counts.“ Anybody knows where this quote originates from? :p ) BUT he‘s referring to the fact that a CD can only process a finite number of data over the course of 5 minutes (so yeah, he‘s talking about 5min-Tracks - no epic Prog-Rock-20min-Guitar-Solo).

This is INCREDIBLY interesting and makes you not only think about the finity of musical inspiration within five minutes, this calculation implies ANY IMAGINABLE audio waveform that lasts five minutes: from Bach‘s chorals up to random HC gang shouts, from Monteverdi‘s lost parts of „Lamento di Arianna“ up to YOUR very first spoken and unspoken words.

So have fun with this video and let me know what you think of it :)

 


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