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Representing Music Visually

Postby I'd Rather Play » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:49 pm

I came across this video representing music in visual form, I've never seen this before. Do you think there's any scope for it in supporting learning/understanding of a piece.



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Re: Representing Music Visually

Postby blinddrew » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:48 pm

I think i'd just get mesmerised by the animation and forget what I was supposed to be doing!
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Re: Representing Music Visually

Postby The Elf » Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:17 am

Beautiful!
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Re: Representing Music Visually

Postby Folderol » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:11 am

Fantastic. That really does add an extra dimension. It's sort of half-way between seeing the dots, and the pianists hands.
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Re: Representing Music Visually

Postby pilot-wave » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:02 pm

As a 'non-musician' synthesist who's preparing to get back to 'composing' after a lengthy break of some years, that opened up a new window on better appreciating the architecture of conventionally composed music. My mind's 'eye' hasn't formulated this type of representation before. Maybe not for everyone, but this type of real time visual could be of some assistance for people like myself further down the line who in their early years, asked for, but didn't get, their requested musical instrument. In my case the parent didn't have the money or space for a piano.

I have certain 'intuitive' skills now but this type of representation can give a new and clarifying overview, not just for the piece to which it is linked, but for music generally.

Having had another look, it also appears to portray that aspect of music where the current moment of musical comprehension is bound up in the anticipation and memory of a wider stretch of time.
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Re: Representing Music Visually

Postby petev3.1 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:34 pm

Agree. It helps us distinguish and follow the three parts and see the architecture. Nice point about anticipation and memory creating the present moment, and a deep one.
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Re: Representing Music Visually

Postby permanent_daylight » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:08 am

Of course! But this kind of thing has been around quite a while, like 1910s starting with the futurists (not this particular one of course).
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Re: Representing Music Visually

Postby David Etheridge » Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:21 pm

You could have a look at this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoSvtJGI7lk
which is a production by Richard Burn, currently doing a PhD at Brum City Uni in visual representation of music. I believe that there may be a more in depth version on BCU's own website:
http://www.bcu.ac.uk/news-events/news/m ... r-the-deaf

He's a great guy and has also developed this bunch of fun:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiOGnxPM0qM

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Re: Representing Music Visually

Postby blinddrew » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:57 pm

David Etheridge wrote:He's a great guy and has also developed this bunch of fun:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiOGnxPM0qM

Regards,

David.

That is awesome but I shudder to think how long it took to programme :)
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