Pi Symphony: The Ruse Performance


Pi Symphony: The Ruse Performance -- Pi Symphony is a 16 minute orchestral work in two movements based on the digits of pi. The inspiration for the Pi Symphony came from the discovery, by Erickson, that the digits of Pi=3.141592... actually make a tonal, composed-sounding melody. Beyond that, the same sequence of numbers is used to create the harmonic structure for itself. Although it is a coincidence, the remarkable importance of pi to math and science was inspiration enough to create a lasting work symbolizing the joy of learning and discovery, and the intimate connection between math and music.

Although this work began in the late 1980's, the first orchestral performance was on June 3, 2010. On November 19th, 2010, the Ruse Philharmonic performed Pi Symphony at the Doma Kultura ( House of Culture) in Ruse, Bulgaria with Anthony Armore conducting. This work is the culmination of many years of patiently waiting for a magical moment. See the images of our oddessy to Ruse, Bulgaria on YouTube.

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1. Movement I. : Pi and 'e'.
2. Movement II.: The Circle.