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Euler's Samba

The Magic 5 Constants: P i = bass; e = piano; i, for "practical" reasons the square root of 2 for this sonification, = trumpet and sax; 1 & 0 = metal mallets; 1 = whistle and, of course, 0 = the cuica.

There's a part of me that says this video is too full of gratuitous graphics and it tips the sound/visual balance too much to the visual. I mean, dancing fonts? On the other hand, Euler wrote over 500 books in his lifetime (yes, 500!) and his work touches on nearly everything modern, e.g., electronics, hydrodynamics, elasticity, radio transmission, networks, etc. So, I picked the fonts and their movement with that happy thought in mind.

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