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Michael David Crawford

Recursion

Loosely speaking means "repetition". More precisely, it means a repeated enfolding-within, such as the play within a play in Hamlet, or the play within a play within a play in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, itself a play derived from Hamlet.

Recursion is a technique used by mathematicians and computer scientists in which inward repetition, with simple variation, is used to create images of great beauty and complexity, such as the recursive structure of fractals, or fractal images of clouds, mountains, ferns and trees.

Recursion is a technique used by nature in which repetition, with simple variation, is used to create structures of great beauty and complexity, such as the construction of real clouds, real mountains, real ferns and trees from atoms and from the forces that bind them.

Recursion is a technique used by people in which repetition, with simple variation, is used to create beings of great complexity and beauty, such as the growth of human beings from the repeated division of single cells, themselves created by the joining of cells that were once themselves divided.

The Album on MP3

I am making my recordings of my piano compositions available in MP3 format so more people can get to know my music. These recording are Copyright 1994 Michael David Crawford. You are granted permission to distribute them free of charge by giving them directly to other people, but you may not place them on your own web site - instead, if you wish for other people to have these recordings, please link to this page instead.


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Last Updated: 26 September 2015
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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