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 timeline.

A systematic study of musical pieces.

Data visualizations about music, timeline
Data visualizations about music, systematic study
Data visualizations about music, dotted colored line

1. TIMELINE

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.

Data visualizations about music, digital timeline about musicians, music pieces and general culture
Data visualizations about music, photo of the printed timeline about musicians, music pieces and general culture

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.

Spiral graph

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.

Data visualizations about music, first case study, spiral graph

Linear graph

Each color strip is a note. Its intensity alludes to the octave of the note and its length to the duration of it.

Data visualizations about music, second case study, linear graph

Circular graph

Each concentric ring is an instrument. The discontinuities in the hoop mean bars without music.

Data visualizations about music, third case study, circular graph
Data visualizations about music, digital systematic study showing the music trends trough history
Data visualizations about music, photo of the printed systematic study showing the music trends trough history
Data visualizations about music, instrument legend
Data visualizations about music, how to read circular graphs and compare one to each other
Advantages:
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.
Data visualizations about music, dotted colored line

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.

Data visualizations about music, chronological music pieces distribution
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IDOM | CONSULTING, ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE
La Caixa Foundation
Gijón council
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