J.S. Bach’s Crab Cannon as a Möbius strip

I first learnt about Bach‘s The Musical Offering and it’s example of a crab cannon via Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid when I was in high school and was immediately struck by it’s intrinsic beauty. A crab cannon is the musical equivalent to a palindrome.

The Futility Closet has posted this rather wonderful video that someone has made coupling Bach’s piece rendered on a Möbius strip – the simplest physical incarnation of the palindrome.

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