Stephanie McPeak Petersen believes that sustainable economics are based on music theory. Her work focuses on frequencies generated in the harmonic series and the musical and economic aspects of our hidden history that have led us into a pervasive debt-based system of both music and money.
Stephanie writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry and has written three books on economic themes: Cost Benefit Jr., Halving It All, and The Next Octave. Her most recent book features a discovery made in the harmonic series of a 16-note chromatic scale.
While it’s true that a scale can be divided up equally into scales of any number of notes, the harmonic series produces a 16-note chromatic scale early in the series that reveals four new notes necessary to our understanding of basic scale intervals. The existence of these four notes hasn’t just been a massive musical oversight; these notes have been hidden from our knowledge.
The ratio of the perfect 5th, 3:2, reveals a sacred truth held in the power of 3 and in Marko Rodin’s Mobius Circuit. This ratio also holds the key not only to ascendant musical intervals but to sustainable economic exchange.