Monday, March 12, 2012
Pi Day: mathematics and music
Celebration of Pi Day
The official "birthplace" of Pi Day is San Francisco Exploratorium, now there is even webpage Pi Day.
Besides eating a lot of pies on Pi Day, may be healthier is to listen how Pi sounds.
What Pi sounds like:
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This is violin music for Pi:
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NPR explains how to transform number Pi into song.
Mathematics and music are connected not only through the Pi.
Some time ago pianist Stephen Hough visited Ithaca and it was a wonderful performance. I treasure his CD "Complete Chopin Waltzes". I was surprised to learn that he is also interested in connections between mathematics and music.
I noticed this TED talk on gizmodo.com because of the title, of course -
only a mathematician could love the world's uggliest music..
Another resource for Music and Math - The Maths of Music
On YouTube there is a quite a number of "Math songs" - for example
Algebra and Calculus or Getting Triggy with it - math rap song.
Happy Pi Day!