I never could make it through the book precisely because of the Bach. I enjoy his mind and have read other works, but I had to suffer through music theory between seven and 10 years old and while it’s certainly nicely mathematical I couldn’t see any mysticism in it nor consciousness.
Do I believe there is a music of the spheres that is never ending? Perhaps ultimately in sounds we may never hear with our current ears.
But I see time as what binds this together, not infinity.
The song has a birth, a life, a death.
Fractal generated by a computer program begins and eventually ends, living in the middle.
It may have its grain : the width of four parts, the imaginary/real – bifurcation / Mandelbrot dynamic tensions, the width of a pencil lead times the span of illusion, but all require a coming together space and time.
And that is our experiencing of those transient algorithms and creations across time.
Our imagination has better compression and expansion. They can make seem permanent a sometime long past.