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Astroblast and Overstepping Artifacts are music videos by the project Musicians with Guns, which take the viewer through detailed tours of some beauty. Relax and enjoy.

posted by Blazecock Pileon on Feb 27, 2014 - 9 comments

posted by Blazecock Pileon on Feb 27, 2014 - 9 comments

This is a visualization of Beach Boys vocals inspired by the physics of church bells. Using a mathematical relationship between a the circumference of a circular surface and pitch, I wrote code that draws a circle for each note of the song. (Single Link Vimeo)

posted by Navelgazer on Aug 14, 2013 - 8 comments

posted by Navelgazer on Aug 14, 2013 - 8 comments

posted by motty on Jun 27, 2013 - 42 comments

Every Noise At Once. A map of musical genres, built by Glenn McDonald of The War Against Silence and the Echo Nest. Click on a genre name to hear a sound sample, or pop it open to see a map of bands within that genre.

posted by escabeche on Apr 30, 2013 - 51 comments

posted by escabeche on Apr 30, 2013 - 51 comments

posted by Rhaomi on Oct 27, 2012 - 14 comments

Bach as graph. -- An interactive visualization of the Cello Suite No. 1, Prelude.

posted by crunchland on Nov 4, 2011 - 51 comments

posted by crunchland on Nov 4, 2011 - 51 comments

This is what pi sounds like. At least, that's one person's interpretation. There are certainly plenty of others, including touchtone pi, hammered dulcimer pi, violin pi, smooth techno pi, crazy awesome pi, vaguely unsettling pi (sounds best with headphones), and lots of piano pi. Pi has even done a duet with its buddy *e*. Nothing here that tickles your fancy? Think you could do better? Why not make your own pi song? Hell, make two! If you're having trouble remembering all those pesky digits, don't worry: there's a song for that, too.

(pi as music previously on metafilter)

posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Mar 8, 2011 - 21 comments

(pi as music previously on metafilter)

posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Mar 8, 2011 - 21 comments

Let's say you're me and you're in math class, and you're supposed to be learning about factoring. Trouble is, your teacher is too busy trying to convince you that factoring is a useful skill for the average person to know with real-world applications ranging from passing your state exams all the way to getting a higher SAT score and unfortunately does not have the time to show you why factoring is actually interesting. It's perfectly reasonable for you to get bored in this situation. So like any reasonable person, you start doodling.[more inside]

posted by ErWenn on Dec 3, 2010 - 27 comments

The OEIS Movie is simply a slideshow of one thousand plots from the Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, at two plots per second with sequence-generated music. [more inside]

posted by Wolfdog on Dec 2, 2010 - 12 comments

posted by Wolfdog on Dec 2, 2010 - 12 comments

Music is Math (lots of different variations on the page. Watch this one in full screen and with headphones.)

posted by empath on Sep 9, 2010 - 9 comments

posted by empath on Sep 9, 2010 - 9 comments

Division: Work it out! - these girls be spittin the math.

posted by madamjujujive on Jan 17, 2009 - 40 comments

posted by madamjujujive on Jan 17, 2009 - 40 comments

The connection between mathematics and music is often touted in awed, mysterious tones, but it is grounded in hard-headed science. For example, mathematical principles underlie the organization of Western music into 12-note scales. And even a beginning piano student encounters geometry in the "circle of fifths" when learning the fundamentals of music theory. ...according to Dmitri Tymoczko, a composer and music theorist at Princeton University, these well-known connections reveal only a few threads of the hefty rope that binds music and math.The Geometry of Music

See also The Geometry of Musical Chords - Dmitri Tymoczko, Science 7 July 2006: Abstract

See also Dmitri Tymoczko, Composer and Music Theoristvia [more inside]

posted by y2karl on Mar 16, 2008 - 29 comments

The Amen Break and the Golden Ratio by mathematics educator and author, Michael S. Schneider. Schneider, having already researched and written about the golden ratio extensively, noticed it right away when hearing the the amen break for the first time (amen break previously on the blue). While some composers have been known to intentionally incorporate fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio into their works, perhaps this is just another one of the many instances of the ratio showing up in nature.

posted by p3t3 on Mar 12, 2008 - 27 comments

posted by p3t3 on Mar 12, 2008 - 27 comments

The Klein Four is a group of math students at the Northwestern University who delight in bringing you various lovely, well-sung A Capella songs infused with their very own and very nerdy flavour. They're not the newest of the web, having released their first CD in 2005, but witty lyrics and five-part harmonizing are definitely worth checking out. I did do a search for this and didn't find anything. Please don't kill me.

posted by Phire on May 23, 2007 - 14 comments

posted by Phire on May 23, 2007 - 14 comments

Pi to 1,000 places on piano is just one of the many catchy tunes on math sonifications. And check out more interesting things on on artist Tom Dukich's site.

posted by madamjujujive on Apr 28, 2007 - 30 comments

posted by madamjujujive on Apr 28, 2007 - 30 comments

The Integrator is Mathematica's integration capabilities, available over the web. Other online resources from Wolfram include Tones, an automatic music generator, and the venerable Mathworld, an extensive collection of math terms and theorems. (which, yes, has been mentioned previously.)

posted by Upton O'Good on Feb 27, 2007 - 29 comments

posted by Upton O'Good on Feb 27, 2007 - 29 comments

The Pianolina - an addictive flash game - is something like a cross between Pong and WolframTones. Brought to you by Grotrian, piano manufacturers since 1835, the pianolina visualizes musical notes as little squares that chime when they bounce against each other or against a wall. Its sophisticated interface lets you add chords, gravity, or start with the basic notes of well known compositions like Beethoven's "Für Elise".

posted by jann on Jun 16, 2006 - 21 comments

posted by jann on Jun 16, 2006 - 21 comments

Math And Science Song Information, Viewable Everywhere. For all those times you've needed a catchy acappella tune about doppler shifting *[mp3]* in a hurry, there's now MASSIVE, a fully searchable collaborative database of over 1700 songs about math and science, sponsored in part by the seriously pedagogical Science Songwriters Association. Biz Markie made the cut, and so can you. *[via the always-effervescent Research Buzz]*

posted by mediareport on Dec 27, 2004 - 14 comments

posted by mediareport on Dec 27, 2004 - 14 comments

The Sound of Mathematics Mathematical functions whose output have been jammed into MIDI files. The results are disturbingly musical.

posted by Mwongozi on Mar 30, 2004 - 8 comments

posted by Mwongozi on Mar 30, 2004 - 8 comments

Not 421 CD burners *but "the equivalent of 421 burners"*. Now, most agree the RIAA is grasping at straws trying to control something they clearly can't, but this seems to be the most amusing yet. This article offers a suggestion or two concerning the possible music industry slump.

posted by robotrock on Dec 15, 2002 - 22 comments

posted by robotrock on Dec 15, 2002 - 22 comments

"Self-similar syncopations: Fibonacci, L-systems, limericks and ragtime" Along the lines of the book "Godel, Escher and Bach", an award winning essay looks at the mathmatical roots of popular music. I think I'm going to have to find a way to analyze some of my fave mp3's to see how they fall into the Fibonacci sequence...

posted by katchomko on May 19, 2000 - 2 comments

posted by katchomko on May 19, 2000 - 2 comments

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