June 2, 2007 21:44 | Culture / Technology

Claire de lune

Clair de lune from musanim on Vimeo

Gorgeous. More pieces here. From the Music Animation Machine, which isn't a machine at all. ;)

This fits perfectly with a thought I had last week about time: how the past is memory, the future, conjecture, and the present a separatrix, a non existing line, between the two, but how music seems to allow you to hang on to bits of now after the note has been struck, and anticipate what comes next...


That's just awesome.

re: separatrix, check out this TED talk by Jeff Hawkins http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/125
He goes into how the brain works as a memory machine, comparing past experiences against the present to predict the future.