This is very interesting — what this tells me is that there’s a discrepancy between how composers think musical material and how most computer programs represent sound. This discrepancy may be as significant as the discrepancy between how mathematicians think Riemannian geometry and how computer programs represent 3D graphics. The former is impossible to represent in the latter, even in principle. It’s possible to demonstrate this fairly rigorously in the case of differential geometry and analysis, but maybe the discrepancy for music is not obvious to non-practitioners.
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