Jake's voice-over reflects on the music of the spheres. Jake leads his father to a 13-year-old from the Bronx intent on robbing a violinist. In Brazil, a street musician who dreams of moving to New York City expresses his love for a café owner - she's nearly broke and the café is all she has of her family. Clea, then Martin and Jake, meet a diamond dealer who says that Arthur was his best friend. Jake uses his tablet computer to show an accident victim how to communicate. Martin comes to a new accommodation of Jake's silence, and Jake reminds us where the music of the spheres originates.
Did You Know?
The episode title comes from the ancient philosophical concept of the same name, or, in its original language, 'Musica universalis'. As the name implies, the concept is to treat proportions in the movements of celestial bodies as a form of music that itself is thought of as a harmonic and/or mathematical and/or religious concept instead of audible music. See more
When Martin is crossing the street chasing Elliot and dodging cars, the Walk sign is on. See more
The chromatic scale consists of 12 tones. Arranged in time and sequence. These 12 simple tones create an infinite variety of music. Harmony and dissonance, tension and resolution - all can be described by the mathematical ratios between tones. If we could translate all ratios into sound? We could hear the Music of the Spheres; a sound as immense, as powerful as the universe itself. As quiet as a single stone. As beguiling as the human heart. For some, music elevates the spirit to a place of ...