Since last fall, I've been enrolled back in college, working towards degrees in computer science and environmental science and I have had a great time relearning all the math I forgot over the decade or so that I spent out of school. I think it's fair to say that I've had numbers on the brain lately. This has perhaps primed me to be receptive to this very cool video showing musicians interpreting the digits of pi into a musical score. They simply assigned each number from 0 to 9 to a musical note or chord and then played out the first 31 of pi's never-ending digits. Give a listen.
I was struck by how, even though the numbers of pi are random and follow no pattern, the sounds of the digits of pi somehow flow into something of a structure. It could just be a bias of my expectation, but I like the sound of pi. And now that I think of it, I like the sound of pi(e). I wish I had a slice.
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