DATA VISUALIZATIONS ABOUT MUSIC
Data visualizations about music pieces trough history. We can understand music visually based on graphics and we can obtain conclusions based on data visualizations.
Can we see music? If we could see it ... What would we see?
Data visualizations about music which allow us to understand music structures visually. The project approaches this discipline in a completely visual way, so that, without previous knowledge, we can observe the internal structures of great musical pieces and work on different theoretical studies later.
It consists of two main parts:
A systematic study of musical pieces.
It serves to contextualize the great milestones in the history of music.
In the upper part we see historical facts of general culture.
In the center, the periods of life of the most important composers.
In the lower part, we see more relevant historical musical events.
2. SYSTEMATIC STUDY
Once the context was in place, three forms of musical representation were studied and then, based on one of them, the systematic study was carried out.
Each note is a circumference, the color indicates what note it is, and the size its duration. The dynamic is represented by the gray modulated band.
Each color strip is a note. Its intensity alludes to the octave of the note and its length to the duration of it.
Each concentric ring is an instrument. The discontinuities in the hoop mean bars without music.
The graphics allow us to observe the internal musical structures.
Possibility of representing as many instruments as you want.
Attractive and easy results obtained, comparable among each other, facilitating the search for patterns.
Arranged chronologically, the works reveal how as the years go by, the complexity and disposition of the symphonic orchestra vary, undergoing great changes as great composers emerge.
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