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Randomness FTW

We love randomness at Kaboodle Sound – by embracing the unexpected in field recording or using dice and cards to generate music, for example. Following on from our post last week, there’s a nice, short article in Quanta magazine today about how randomness can also assist mathematicians with solving very complicated or otherwise impossible problems. It’s always exciting for us to see crossovers with mathematics, music and randomness that coincide with our own experiments and research!

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Here’s a bonus ’90s classic by Lunatic Calm, who most people probably know from ‘Leave You Far Behind,’ used in the lobby scene in The Matrix :

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Order Through Randomness

An interesting article in Quanta magazine today about how patterns can be found behind even the most random shapes and processes:

Composers and artists embracing randomness and chaos (as we do here at Kaboodle Sound) have often recognised or exposed underlying patterns in their work, either accidentally or intentionally. It’s always nice when the scientific and the artistic find these kinds connections and common points of reference.