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Math Becomes Music: What Pi Sounds Like

by Cord Jefferson

March 13, 2011

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.

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Math Becomes Music: What Pi Sounds Like