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Our product, now in beta release, is called Fugue. It's a distinctive word. And, unless you're a musician, it's probably not a part of your standard vocabulary. This video blog is solely about that word—fugue—and its primary meaning in music.


Metaphors are some of the most powerful tools we have in language for illustrating what's in our minds: how an innovation might work, what patterns in art and nature might be useful in solving a particular problem, which traditional parameters might we break through to, well, have a breakthrough. We take metaphors seriously as brainstorming points and as a place to start philosophically. At 10,000 feet, the fugue, as a form in music, meshes with a fundamental aspect of the computing architecture we're creating. For more information, check out CEO Josh Stella’s post, Fugue Computing.


So, what's a fugue? We thought it would be fun to have our friends, music professors Laura Renninger and Shaun Amos, answer that for us in this short video blog. We thank them very much for their participation in the project.



Or, view the What's A Fugue? Video Blog directly on Vimeo.




We want to thank Andy Fillebrown and Stephen Malinowski for generously allowing us to use clips from their music visualizations.


Andy's work, called Audio Sculptures, is featured on many websites.


Stephen's work can be found on his YouTube channel and website. His work is also included in Edward Tufte's book, Beautiful Evidence.


Finally, thank you to Andreas Pfaul and Chris Breemer for their piano recordings.


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