Even though they use the same idea of using the digits of Pi to notes in a
chromatic major scale, it seems that the results are different enough to legally co-exist. I am not a lawyer, and I suppose a melody is a melody, whether it's based on the digits of a mathematical constant or stumbled upon through random inspiration or other processes, but I really like Blake's piece.
What do you think of the copyright issue? Do you know any other neat artistic interpretations of Pi, in classical music, or elsewhere?
It seems that musicians have tended more towards Phi, the number at the heart of the
golden ratio. Which is cool, and seems to involve fewer copyright issues, but it doesn’t sound as tasty…unless we’re talking
about phi-lo (phyllo? I'm not even sure if it's pronounced the same way, and if I have to explain the pun, it’s probably not a very good one).
Maybe I’ll just stick with pie for food and Phi for music.