Music is more important than we give it credit for. It’s easy to forget the power of music to sway and to ennoble in the era of cheesy rock.

I like  some cheesy rock and this is by no means an elitist screed. However, I felt it important to seperate the pure concept of music from the various permutations of its execution.

Music is organized sound and like writing (‘organized thought’) can be used to achieve various ends. Studying music just like studying writing for its own sake yields useful insights into reality and our own psychology. This is why I found it to be a fitting theme for The Fractal Journal.

There are some (my past self included) who seem to think that music is just a passing abstraction without much real world utility. Engineers and various other people involved in hard science seem to hold this opinion more often than the general public.

The Utility of Music

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