World Music's DIVERSITY and Data Visualisation's EXPRESSIVE POWER collide. A galaxy of INTERACTIVE, SCORE-DRIVEN instrument model and theory tool animations is born.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Cantillate

Off-the-Shelf Animations and their Musical Uses

"Off the shelf"? I use the term loosely. Referred to are those in-browser SVG (scalar vector graphics) animations for which there are plenty of examples, liberal licensing conditions, and which are easy to adapt for a variety of music visualisation purposes. A work in progress. 

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Music Visualisation


Music Source (Could Just As Well Be Sound) + Data Visualisation = Music Visualisation. The rest is just pure imagination. No limits, really.

Off the Shelf Visualisations?



Chord
Diagrams

o Connections between Communities
o Friends, Bands, Events Mappings etc
o Temperament, Intonation Comparisons
o Colour Scale Mappings

Tree Diagrams
(Dendrograms)

o Classification systems
o Menu Population
o Instruments and Tools

Heat
Map

o Finger- and Keyboard Layouts
o Modal Scales

Geo/Map
Projections

o Event Locations
o Instrument Builders

Circular
Heat
Chart

Rhythm Breakdowns,
including Polyrhythms

Radar Plot

Joint Instrument Model - Theory Tool Configuration

3D
Scatter
lot

Modal Landscapes across Multiple Cultures

3D
Spirals

o Octave Stack
o Note Positions
o Chord Planes

Scatterplot
Matrices

o Chord Diagrams
o Modal Spectra

Hexagonal
Binning

Chromatic
Accordion
Keyboards

Hierarchical
Layout with
Orthogonal
Edge Routing

Genre
Development
History
(Orientation
Top-to-Bottom)


As an aid to developing your own musical visualisations, the Financial Times has published a useful glossary of data visualisation vocabulary here. All these are at your disposal in the form of implemented examples somewhere out there in the internet.


FT Data Visualisation Vocabulary


All this at your fingertips, and we haven't even considered custom visualisations...

Cantillate

About Cantillate -

Autodidact. Laird o' the Windy Wa's. Serial Failure with Attitude. Bit of a Dreamer..

Comments, questions and (especially) critique welcome.