Saturday, February 6, 2010

Super-Awsome Find of the Week, installment 6

Those who know me know that I am not exactly a fan of Dan Brown nor The DaVinci Code. Those who know me best have heard multiple commentaries from me regarding the book/movie's story and dialogue, and the fact that the main character is the biggest bounceboard character in history. The entire book/movie can pretty much be summed-up as follows:

  Nondescript Uneducated Character: "What's that?"
  Robert Langdon: "Oh, that is the blah blah blah, which means blah blah blah."
  NUC: "And what's that?"
  RL: "Oh, that is the blah blah blah, which means blah blah blah."
  NUC: "Oh no! Someone's trying to kill us!"
  RL: "They're probably trying to kill us because of blah blah blah, which means..."

In fact, the only merit I was able to pull from The DaVinci Code is that it gave me a new curse word to yell—shouted ever so awesomely by Sir Ian—whenever something goes awry.

That being the case, I did find something this week that is along the same lines, but actually is semi-credible. A few years back, an Italian musician/computer scientist took a good look at DaVinci's The Last Supper and noticed that the placement of the hands of the apostles and the bread on the table looked an awful lot like notes. He then imposed a staff atop the picture—and arranged the notes in reverse, as DaVinci did all his writing backwards—and ended up with Renaissance-era sheet music.

the REAL DaVinci Code
Now, I know that a lot of you are probably skeptical. Truthfully, I don't know if I am 100% convinced myself. It is hard, however, to deny that something wasn't going through DaVinci's head when you listen to how well the supposed music harmonizes and flows.


Effing Frost said...

I think art history majors were a little too bored when they discovered this one. Either that or Da Vinci sucks as a composer. :D