Math Becomes Music: What Pi Sounds Like

A musician turns the famous mathematical constant into a lovely tune.


The late Russian composer Igor Stravinsky once said, "Musical form is close to mathematics—not perhaps to mathematics itself, but certainly to something like mathematical thinking and relationship."

Musician Michael Blake expands on that idea with this fascinating video, in which he sets pi, the mathematical constant, to music up to 31 decimal places. He then makes a tiny symphony out of the ditty.

Let this serve as a reminder to critics of arts education that, in many ways, arts and sciences go hand in hand.