Category Archives: Music

Every kind of sound imaginable.

Of this painstakingly measured, pleasing-to-watch physics whatchamacallit, DoodleChaos sez:

I’ve synchronized the song “Fade” by Alan Walker to the physics of a Line Rider track drawing everything by hand. It only took about 3 months of work! I’ve listened to the song thousands of times while making this and I still love it.

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Listen carefully.

Redditor  Dani Ochoa performs the Mos Eisley Cantina tune and the Imperial March from Star Wars using mathematical formulae. To wit:

It started with x+4… and I couldn’t unhear it. Instead of doing my math homework I figured out what the Cantina Theme would sound like if your instrument was a pencil.

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A chain reaction marble run perfectly synchronised with Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers by kinetic artist Mark Robbins, who sez of it:

After listening to parts of this song hundreds of times to match things up I went a bit crazy

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A deft dub by Mylo The Cat wherein residents of Bikini Bottom perform The Next Episode by Dr. Dre: starring Spongebob as Dre, Patrick as Snoop Dogg, Squidward as Kurupt, and Mr. Krabs as Nate Dogg.

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Off The Staff: visualisations of classical music (digitally generated using free music notation software Muse Score and Open Score) by ‘designer, data freak and fractal nut’ Nicholas Rougeux.

Above (from top): The Four Seasons: Winter, Antonio Vivaldi;  William Tell Overture, Gioachino Rossini and Flight of the Bumblebee, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

In these circular sweeps, as if laid down by the minute hand of a clock, each instrument is represented by a different colour. Each dot represents a note in the score. Pitch is indicated by the distance from the centre of the image, while the time at which the note occurs is given by the angle from the 12 o’clock position. The size of the dot indicates the duration of the note.

Rougeux (who, rather adorably, can’t read sheet music) adapts the traditional representation of scale, telling MyModernMet:

I did away with that and showed all notes in their natural position on the scale—distance from center—no matter how high (farther) or low (closer) they were. Essentially, while sheet music shows notes from different scales on the same staff, my project shows different staffs on the same scale—hence the name, Off the Staff.

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