Simon wrote a program in Processing that plays the music of Pi. The idea to assign every integer a sound frequency belongs to the Numberphile channel, but Simon came up with the code. He plays the music for the first 41 digits of pi.
Inspired by a Numberphile video, where Simon learned the technique to express the Fibonacci sequence in musical notes.
Simon’s classical repertoire has extended to include some jazz, although he still seems to prefer Brahms and Bach. And the math of music.
Link to Simon’s project in progress: https://codepen.io/simontiger/pen/LOg…
The walk begins with a white grid. Every time the walker first visits a cell, it first turns purple and the green number inside the cell increments with every next visit. Simon wants to assign a musical tone to each cell as a next step.
He started working on his own database for the tone frequencies (7 octaves in the 7 x 7 grid), but later lost all his (unsaved) work when his laptop froze. Not sure anymore whether this project will ever get finished 😦 as Simon doesn’t feel like retyping the database again.
Here is Simon playing à quatre mains with his little sis, something he loves doing since she started piano lessons. She is not very keen on taking instructions, which upsets Simon enormously at times, but once they find the right tempo together, our whole world fills up with most beautiful vibes, making their loving friendship even more special.
Simon playing an adapted piece from Wagner’s Tannhäuser and getting annoyed as the teacher is trying to help him through singing. A nice example of Simon’s hypersensitivity.
Simon playing Clementi’s Sonatina: