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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ever Wonder What a Musical Interpretation of Pi Sounds Like?

Posted By on Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 12:13 PM

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In anticipation of March 14th, which is international Pi day (or the ides of March, if you're a Shakespeare fiend), one ambitious nerd/musician by the name of Michael John Blake decided to transpose the first 32 digits of Pi to the musical scales for notes and chords, and then lay down a tune at 157 BPM (which is half of 314). And surprisingly, it worked.

The end result actually turned out far better than I could have imagined, producing a song that one could actually hear again without cringing. The tune has a melancholy quality to it, which  makes sense, since it represents the sadness of mathematicians who will never discover where this damn number ends.

It's a cool idea, but let's not get too crazy with it. I don't wanna think about what the Pythagorean Theorem would sound like. Not even in the slightest.

[via Laughing Squid]

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