Bach’s “The Well Tempered Clavier,” Visualized
Though I desperately wish this were a real thing, this animation of Bach’s “The Well Tempered Clavier” is just awesome to watch. CGI neon lights are lit up, with the length and position of the lights seemingly indicating different notes.
I was reminded a lot of the Music Animation Machine, and how amazing those visualizations were to see over 11 years ago. I can’t recall specifically whether that project was an inspiration for my attempt at visualization (back when I still used Flash, and Gould animated a Bach piece by Glenn Gould).
When I first saw this video, I knew immediately what was going on. Even though I don’t work with Flash anymore, I still love the idea of trying to animate/visualize music.
The video is great, and well worth a watch. I really, really wish it was an actual installation one I could see/experience though.
The Music Animation Machine
Baroque.me: Visualization of Bach Cello Suites No. 1, Prelude
Conductor: Musical New York Subway Map
Sonar: Numeric and Circular Music Visualization
Adam Fulara, You Are a Badass