Support Local Journalism. Donate to Detroit Metro Times.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Celebrate "Pi Day" with just-released video from Detroiter John Sims

Posted By on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 12:08 PM

click to enlarge screen_shot_2017-03-14_at_11.51.55_am.png


Detroit's John Sims, the force behind that "AfroDixie Remix" project, today revisits his 2015 celebration of the magic of the mathematical constant π, (which begins with 3.14159 — yeah we get it, you're a super nerd and you have it memorized forty more integers, here's a cookie), as today, March 14, is of course International Pi Day.

Exactly two years ago, Sims released the CD 31415: The Pi Collection, and it had a single, called “31415: The Pi Day Anthem,” "featuring native Detroiter John Sims and mathmusician and YouTube sensation Vi Hart covering the first 170 digits of Pi in a spoken digit duet." Each track for the project is timed exactly at 3:14.



This second video from the album, released just minutes ago, is for “SquareMoon: A Binary Pi," and it's a dance piece which "combines the spoken digits of binary Pi over house beats."

A further video for a tune from the project which features the late virtuoso Kenny Drew Jr. on piano will be released in exactly one year — so, set your countdown clocks now!


We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, Metro Times has been keeping Detroit informed for years.

It’s never been more important to support local news sources. A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.

If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to Metro Times. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.

Read the Digital Print Issue

April 1, 2020

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2020 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation