Bridges 2010 Short Paper

Mandel-Bach Journey: A Marriage of Musical and Visual Fractals
Harlan J. Brothers
(Proceedings pages 475–478)


More than two centuries separate the writing of The Art of Fugue, by Johann Sebastian Bach, and the printing of the first graphical representation of the Mandelbrot set. Here we examine Bach’s Contrapunctus IX from a fractal perspective and listen as it accompanies a zoom into the Mandelbrot set.