The Shape of Song

Aug 31, 2011 08:58 · 68 words · 1 minute read

“What does music look like?

The Shape of Song is an attempt to answer this seemingly paradoxical question. The custom software in this work draws musical patterns in the form of translucent arches, allowing viewers to see–literally–the shape of any composition available on the Web

The resulting images reflect the full range of musical forms, from the deep structure of Bach to the crystalline beauty of Philip Glass.”