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This is a specialised fugue state known only to wizards, where in an academic discussion everybody involved is shouting to be heard and resolutely refusing to listen to the views advanced by other participants. The ideal is for nobody to be allowed to finish a sentence because somebody else will surely step in and drown them out. It is possible a Mozart or a Bach would detect wonderful mathematical and musical progressions by listening to wizards in a hubbub state, and translate it into wonderful music.


Mozart is said to have created fugue music - advancing a musical phrase through all its logical permutations before returning to the point of origin - by listening to children in the street reciting often obscene and scatological jingles, sung as rounds. A typical fugue might be, for instance, Bach's famous Toccata And Fugue for organ (young ladies in underwired nightdresses optional).