I don’t usually dig math. I’m a writer; words are my thing. But never before have I seen math translated into such exquisite art.
A musician named Michael John Blake has taken the holy grail of mathematics — Pi — and transformed it into music. He stresses that his song is an artistic interpretation, not an exact, scientific rendering. Proceeding from the notion that numbers can be represented by musical notes on a piano, Blake used 31 decimal points of Pi to make a complex melody that I’d call beautiful and even joyous. I’d love to know how long it took him to create this.
In the above video, watch as Blake plays the melody of Pi on numerous musical instruments, including piano, banjo, accordion, guitar, xylophone, autoharp, and more, and mixes them together to create sweet, sweet music. Or is it math?