Gallileo had some interesting things to say about why two notes can sound lovely together.
You don’t need me to tell you about it because I’d probably get it wrong so watch this video:
Ever since I read about that many years ago it has really interested me, and I spent ages setting up little pendula and made a wooden clock which took me a month, gave me a splitting headache, and I just found out I deleted all documentation of it.
Anyway, I really like this painting, it shows the relationship between a tonic, a 5th, the tonic an octave higher, the 5th an octave higher, etc.
I originally designed this for a mural at Prose’s studio in our old building which has since been demolished. Check out Prose’s youtube channel .
This is the design I began with:
I played around with the composition, the shape of the waves and the texture of the paint of course.
I like the self similarity and I can keep looking at this picture for ages, so if you don’t like it, I don’t care :p