YouTube artist and multi-instrumentalist Michael John Blake has been exploring the musical patterns within mathematics, by assigning each note on the major scale a numeral. In this wonderful composition he plays Tau, a number used in a similar way to Pi, for calculating values of circles and whatnot.


  1. #1 Martin
    July 18, 2011

    That’s lovely and cool. Thanks for posting it.

  2. #2 Tom
    July 18, 2011

    First of all, tau is blasphemy against pi. It’s change for the sake of change. Kind of like the Office ribbon.

    Second, I did this with pi years ago, converting the digits into notes on the blues scale and overlaying them on a boogie woogie bass line. With 10,000 digits. In Matlab. Sadly, I can’t find the wav file, and I don’t have Matlab anymore to recreate it.

  3. #3 Jake
    July 18, 2011

    Sounds like Tom is jealous.

  4. #4 Mac
    August 6, 2011

    What did they do for the digit ‘0’ ?

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