Self-similar syncopation

Self-similar syncopations:

Fibonacci, L-systems, limericks and ragtime There are interesting symmetries shared by the limerick and ragtime, which can be observed and heard in their family groups of stressed and unstressed syllables, or beats, and which lie at the heart of what gives these forms their characteristic structure or ‘feel’. They possess self-similar qualities which are related to fractal models used by contemporary scientists, and can provide a keen insight into some quite profound inter-relationships between the arts and sciences.
[Does this sound abstruse? Well, read the rest!]
+Plus Magazine, issue 10

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