Bach Inventions set to jazz, a symphony based on the digits of pi,
stone carvings in marble or limestone, a cartoon manatee named Hugh,
and the Burt St. Boys ( a family jazz ensemble) are some
of Lars' current endeavors.
Celebrate Pi Day March 14th, (3/14) at 1:59PM
The Europeans will not be able to celebrate this day
because they intelligently spell the date with day, month
and year, unless they add a 31st day to April. No wait, it
could be the third of January at 4:15 --hmm.
You see, the digits of pi (3.14159265358979...) are spelled out
in the moment on 3/14 at 1:59pm, year 2653. I wonder what
life will be like then. Well, anyway, here's a snippet of
what life is like now.
...as of January 18, 2013
Finding my voice
Building, building, building. And now, this winter, a bit of a break from it.
The thing I love about math is its basic honesty. If only people could be held to such a stringent degree of truth.
After 20 years, the performances went great, and I would like to continue. If you know any orchestras or conductors in China, Australia, South America, or South Africa, please tell them about Pi Symphony. Or, tell me about them!
As an example of other melodies based on mathematical sequences, I composed the "Power Of Two ( the binary waltz) ", and "The Unsquare Root of Two ( a radical melody) ".
The Power Of Two ( the binary waltz )
The Unsquare Root Of Two (a radical melody)
The latest Burt St. Individuals' CD , called "Sunday Sessions", came out early 2011. We're working on the next set of 'Tunes' and our focus has shifted from 'gigs' and practice, to practice and recording. Over the past several rehearsals, we have laid down seven tracks. The quality is really great, and our our work is paying off.
The time in eastern Europe working with an orchestra and capturing thousands of images has culminated in a couple of YouTube videos and the audio will also be available soon on a CD called "Pi Symphony: The Ruse Performance".
Here is a link to the YouTube videos from our adventure.
Pi Symphony,Movement I: "Pi and 'e'", The Ruse Performance
Pi Symphony,Movement II: "The Circle",The Ruse Performance
The house is begun.I have learned this year that good things can come from bad things. Really good things can come out of really bad things. I have started a new YouTube channel with short videos showing various aspects of building.
Feel free to roam around here in my 'Creative warehouse' If you decide
to make a purchase of a CD, just visit the
and ask for Lars. I have been cleaning it up a bit, and straightening out the
displays. It really is the best way to buy music, directly from the artist.
You can email me here if you like. I love to hear from people who read my
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A Toothpick Bridge Project
I started another
Toothpick Bridge Project
with my son, Alek. Here's a link to a page describing our
efforts. Since we have posted this, I have helped people all over the
world with questions about toothpick bridges.