Musical Menger Sponge

The first musical fractal that’s not just a solid is based on the Menger Sponge.

Menger Image
A Menger Sponge Piano with two level of iteration on the frontmost face

This fractal cuts out the root note from the chord leaving behind the 3rd, and 5th components. The result isĀ  a more “hollow ” sounding chord, befitting the shape.

Menger Sponge in C
A Menger Sponge created in the Key of C, for Chord C (note the missing C)

The Sponge makes for great sculpting, because lots of notes are missing, and the two note structure creates a great basis for changing and iterating further.