Ilari Kaila
Composer and writer, HKUST, Hong Kong

Ilari Kaila is a Finnish-American musician and freelance writer who works as composer-in-residence on the faculty of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and blogs at Limited Hangout.

Written by Ilari Kaila

Recursive design: the Chamber Music Hall in Manchester, by Zaha Hadid Architects, which opened in 2009. Photo by View/Getty

Contrapuntal consciousness

The music of Bach is full of suggestive structures of counterpoint and recursion (even if Hofstadter got it quite wrong)

Ilari Kaila