Check out Alexander Chen’s project; using video (and a whole lot of maths and musicology) he’s designed a piece of software which deconstructs Bach’s Cello Suite No.1 Prelude so that the listener/viewer can visualise the piece and gain a new understanding of the composition.

It’s fun, and very very clever.

Chen says: ‘Using the mathematics behind string length and pitch, it came from a simple idea: what if all the notes were drawn as strings? Instead of a stream of classical notation on a page, this interactive project highlights the music’s underlying structure and subtle shifts.’



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