CERN is 60 today. For the celebration Domenico Vicinanza composed music based on some of the data recorded by the four big detectors in the Large Hadron Collider. Vicinanza specializes in the “sonification” of data. There is enough that I would imagine you could find any pattern you want, but he concentrates on famous plots and attempts to capture the nature of the plot. Some of it works nicely.
I Dream of Wires is a documentary on the history of modular synthesizers and their impact on music. The site has a nice section of interviews (Dave - if you haven't seen this, you're going to spend some time here)
David Garland on the Diatonic Phrygian Tetrachord or Andalusian Cadence (via NYC's Spinning on Air). Some of his commentary is a bit odd, but he highlights a very commonly used musical sequence with over 50 samples. A nice way to train yourself to pick out the sequence.