Music as an API for Collaboration
On the possible intersections of String Theory
What is Music ?
It is a system of values that we understand since we can process it, that has the intrinsic property of being rhythmic and that gives us the capability to feel.
This last bullet point is what makes its social dimension since it touches to something that is primitively foreign to any other system, it is the fact that we humans have a heart.
If we would continue on this parallel analogy of humans vs computers, we could say that since our heart is following a rhythmic pattern that is in itself proprietary to each of our OS — we are all technically affected by this platform for collaboration that is music.
But what makes music so special is its unique capacity of being UN-rythmic, it is its art of silence (as a measure of music) coupled to its art of tempo that renders its true quality.
Some people see life as black or white, some others as shades of grey, you could make it fifty if you like, but the black wouldn’t exist without the white, as penguins wouldn’t be, zebras would only be black stripes — thus consequently referring to the quantum aspect of things.
So how does this affect collaboration ?
If we think of collaboration as a piece of music, each person therefore represents an aspect of that masterpiece. Because to make music, you not only need a balanced UN-rhythm, but you need a melody as a story for this collaboration as well as a harmony which is a space in itself representing ‘entente’. What makes a collaboration so unique is assembling different pieces of a puzzle together where each person is its own music, and if we were to layerize those influences together, maybe something would come out in the form of sounds and noises.
Because life is a music that noise can’t stop.