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Graphic visualization of an electronic music composition. Made as a student project.
Published:
BERLIN
A visual representation of an electronic composition by Alva Noto and classical composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

I started out very analytically, translating the piece into numbers and waveforms using a spectrogram app. I was inspired by the deep frequencies of this composition, and  how they, and music itself, in fact physically both effects and affects our bodies. 
I also recorded my own heartbeat while listening to it, as a direct visual translation.
Additionally, there is  an overlay of cymatics, translating the compositions frequencies through water.
These very analytical shapes were warped into a more felt one.
It was my impression that the piece in ways embraced you, allowing you to create a unique room, as it as the same time left you almost no shelter at all. And that it in many ways are a bit disturbing.
This contrast might be reflected upon the two collaborating artists; the very electronic feel of Noto, and the more classical warmth of Sakamoto.
I therefore made the poster two-sided, allowing it to present two different im
pacts. 
SAKAMOTO-SIDE
NOTO-SIDE
DETAIL/ NUMBERS
DETAIL/ CYMATICS
DETAIL/ OWN HEARTBEAT