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Happy Double Pi Day: This Is The Sound Of Tau

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In the continuing adventures of music and math, today's video lunch hero takes a high-dive into sexy nerd waters with a melodic interpretation of the mathematical constant Tau (6.28) to 126 decimal places. According to Endgadget, "There's a heated debate going on in the exciting world of mathematics that pits notoriously irrational pi against relative newcomer tau. Wherever side of the fence your math club's allegiance may lie, a quick listen to Michael Blake's newest nerd composition could have your circle singing a different equation."