Patterns and Surprise

We love patterns.  We love it when things fall into place - when the last piece of the puzzle fits in, when a piece of music returns triumphantly to the tonic.

We also love to be surprised.  We love to see the rules get broken, for the pattern to shift beneath our feet. For the puzzle to refuse to fit together until we look at it from a new angle.  This tension between pattern and surprise keeps our ears perked up - it gives us enough to hold on to, but keeps us on our toes.

Fun note: try wearing 3D glasses when you watch the symmetry video


  Click Track from our Symmetry Video to the Bach Fugue 

NEXT: Learn more about Music + Math and do some more cool activities by moving on to the next section Chladni Plate