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Hofstadter, Pahud, Bach

The latest ACO concert series features the Swiss flautist Emmanuel Pahud (interview here). The performance included J.S. Bach’s 6 Part Ricercar, from The Musical Offering, which was the inspiration for the final dialogue in Douglas Hofstadter’s Godel, Esher, Bach: Achilles … Continue reading

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Two more letters

I can’t help feeling that I was a little unfair to Douglas Hofstadter in my last post, so as these were hypothetical letters, I will travel back in time, and send two more, enquiring whether a reductionist or a holistic … Continue reading

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Crab Canon

And talking of left and right, here is an appreciation of Douglas Hofstadters’s “Godel Escher Bach” (from which this blog takes its name): Godel Escher Bach wherein we find the excellent Crab Canon: Crab Canon

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