The Rhythm of a Pattern

Sama Mara
Proceedings of Bridges 2016: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Education, Culture (2016)
Pages 309–316 Regular Papers


This paper explores the relationship between music and visual art. By implementing aspects from fractal geometry, aperiodic tilings and traditional geometry a new method is revealed where rhythm is translated into pattern allowing artworks to be read as musical scores and music to be represented in geometric form. The method explained here is the foundation of the project 'A Hidden Order' by Sama Mara and composer Lee Westwood.