Friday, May 26, 2023

FRIDAY MUSIC: Mathematical sounds, by JD

I recently came across some videos which used numerical constants to create music. They were created by Michael Blake who decribes himself as a musician and filmmaker. Apart from that tiny piece of information I know nothing about him but his four musical creations are fascinating. His website is here -

I have added two further videos which also illustrate the Phi ratio otherwise known as the Golden Section or Golden Mean.

What Pi sounds like.

What Tau Sounds Like

What Phi (the golden ratio) Sounds Like

"The number e is a mathematical constant, approximately equal to 2.71828, which appears in many different settings throughout mathematics. It was discovered by the Swiss mathematician Jacob Bernoulli while studying compound interest, where e arises as the limit of (1 + 1/n)n as n approaches infinity.

"The number e is of eminent importance in mathematics, alongside 0, 1, π and i. All five of these numbers play important and recurring roles across mathematics, and are the five constants appearing in one formulation of Euler's identity. Like the constant π, e is irrational: it is not a ratio of integers. Also like π, e is transcendental: it is not a root of any non-zero polynomial with rational coefficients"
What e Sounds Like

Fibonacci sequence in music

1.618 Phi, The Golden Ratio, God Creator of Heaven and Earth

1 comment:

Paddington said...

Surprisingly melodic