‘Unperformable’ music – an ontological approach

There are some musical works which are, in some way or another, impossible to perform, viz. they are ‘Unperformable’. But how many varieties of unperformable music are there? Professor Wesley D. Cray of Grand Valley State University, Allendale, US, investigates the subject in a new paper for the British Journal of Aesthetics, finding that there […]

Math: “Frustratingly easy” (1)

Though some people say mathematics is frustratingly difficult, all must agree that one part of it is frustratingly easy. Or at least agree that the title of a particular study is “Frustratingly Easy Semi-supervised Domain Adaptation.” Written by Abhishek Kumar, Avishek Saha, Hal Daume III, P. Thomas Fletcher and Suresh Venkatasubramanian, its abstract clarifies matters, […]