A Computational Music Theory of Everything: Dream or Project?

  • Guerino MazzolaEmail author
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This chapter draws future perspectives of music as a cultural achievement of humans. We discuss the role of mathematics and physics in music from Pythagoras to string theory and the music’s global human presence, transcending specific fields of knowledge in its synthetic force that unifies distant fields of knowledge and action in the concrete and abstract realms. We discuss the idea of a Computational Music Theory of Everything (ComMute) that would parallel the physical project of a Theory of Everything (ToE).


World formula Theory of everything Music theory Mathematical structures Topos theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of MusicUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Bharath Sriraman
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesThe University of MontanaMissoulaUSA

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