‘The Shape of Music’ is a processing sketch attempting to reveal the anatomy of songs. The custom designed software reads the frequency and amplitude of a song at any given moment and translates them into geometrical information. The results are circular shapes varying in size and complexity, reflecting the full range of musical forms, from the deep structure of Beethoven to the chaotic beauty of John Cage.
Some of the shapes were printed using an Axidraw pen-plotter and differently colored ballpoint pens.
Neil Young – Journey through the past (red) and Beethoven – 9th Symphony (black)
Iannis Xenakis – Metamorphosis (orange) and John Cage (blue)
Beethoven 5th Symphony (pink) feat. The Prodigy – Wild Frontier (green)
Beethoven – 5th Symphony (pink) and Iannis Xenakis (blue)