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Music/Visual Art/Discussion: Pi Day

Roy Wooten, Laurie Anderson, Ben Davis (ISHKY), Cano Ozgener and more

March 14, 2015

Saturday Time TBD

OZ, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle

Pi Synesthesia1On Pi Day 2015, OZ brings together visual art, performance and discussion with a focus on the connections of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Roy Wooten (five-time Grammy-winning percussionist with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, composer and inventor of musical instruments) will present his musical score for Pi in 5 chords, utilizing an ensemble of up to 20 players.

Also as part of Pi Day, OZ will install photography from Ben Davis (ISHKY)’s conceptual Pi in the Sky, the world’s largest ephemeral installation of pi. At an altitude of 10,000 feet a team of five synchronized AirSign aircraft equipped with dot-matrix technology will follow a flight pattern that forms the infinity symbol and write the first 314 characters of pi’s infinite sequence around the island of Manhattan. Each number will measure more than a quarter-mile in height.

Also on display will be Pi Synesthesia (see the image above), OZ founder Cano Ozgener’s series of conceptual art works expressing the mathematical constant, as well as works created by local students participating in the curriculum being developed specifically for this initiative by arts and math specialists.

OZ will host a discussion with artists and scholars from across the country—including Laurie Anderson—about integrating arts into learning and where these fields of study intersect.

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