Musicians and Tech People


New member
I've often found a close connection between musicians and tech people, perhaps because both are based on math and patterns.

At one tech software company, I played Tenor Recorder in a Recorder Quartet. We got together usually at lunch and most of the music was Baroque. Most in the group played other instruments as well.

On the other hand, I have a brother-in-law who is a first chair violin player with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He really has no formal tech background, but when I explain some of the details on the synthesizers I've designed, he quickly picks them up in detail.


Staff member
Interesting. I've heard about that being said of mathematicians in that they can also be gifted musicians, but not of technicians. Not all technicians are good at math necessarily. But interesting to learn.