School of music
Thinking Aloud
Golden Section
We're discussing an aesthetic idea, one that has run through the minds of a mathematician, an Italian guy named Fibonacci, an inventor, a composer, a painter, and even an architect. From Pythagoras to da Vinci to Thinking Aloud, the idea of an ideal aesthetic and mathematical balance continues in the Golden Section. We'll fill you in on the age-old argument that maintains five-eighths is better than one-half, at least visually ... or musically ... even architecturally. We're thinking aloud with Thomas Durham, who serves as an associate director of the BYU School of music. He also holds the appointment of Executive Director of the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition.—Original airdate: 10/17/2008

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