number of bits used to describe it most efficiently? This is the

Shannon’s entropy.

Given a piece of music which may be cacophony what is the number of

bits necessary to describe that particular piece of music most

efficiently? This is the Kolmogorov complexity.

I feel musical beauty lies in sequences with the highest Kolmogorov

complexity but lowest Shannon entropy.

I would bet that almost all beauty lies in phenomena with such a

maximal divergence.

But as is the case with all hierarchy of values, there can exist minds

with an inverted hierarchy which value. In other words, there can

exist minds which consider a maximum Shannon entropy and minimum

Kolmogorov complexity as beauty.

I would bet that environmentalists and repetitive club/gym music

lovers would have an inverted hierarchy.

The problem with Kolmogorov complexity is that it is not computable.

It can only be estimated.

I look forward to the day when brain scans will reveal the structures

which estimate Kolmogorov complexity.

P.S. Coffee is an amazing drug.