“The combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords having a pleasing effect; the quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole.”

We experienced some technical difficulties on Friday, 3/4, which caused this Photo Challenge to be unavailable for a few hours. Our apologies for the inconvenience!

While ambling through the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago this past weekend, I ended up face to face with a wall of the most intricate sheet music I’ve ever seen. The music it details played in the background, my ears appreciating what my eyes struggled to parse.


The notes marched, snaked, swirled, and skipped across the page, the notation ranging from complex but clear to chaotic and labyrinthine. But to the musicians who knew how to interpret it, it described a beautiful harmony: a “combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes… having a pleasing effect.”

Of course, harmony also has a meaning outside of the world of music: “the quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole.” I look forward to seeing harmony — a photo that is, or makes you feel harmonious — through your eyes.

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  1. interesting, theme of harmony.. last night broken link to photo challenges.. and now, finally fixed page.. so: harmony works big time anyway ! in this digital era of writing digital letters.. on wordpress for example.. stay in harmony folks, cheers from Ireland, Swav @ byswav.com


  2. Glad to finally have the theme up. I”m sure it was a pain for everyone trying to rectify the situation. I see your apt photo was taken in Chicago. We live in a suburb and I’m probably going into the city this coming week when the weather should be a bit warmer. 🙂



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