Physics’ Jesse Berezovsky comments on the statistical mechanics behind music composition

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Scientific American: Jesse Berezovsky, an associate professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, commented on studies showing the enjoyability of music hinges its balance of predictability and surprise. “The ordered way in which we create music is sort of an optimization process,” said Berezovsky, who uses statistical mechanics methods to study music.