Visualizing Music


A music visualisation research project completed during my Design Honours year.

Over the years, artists had delved in the field of visual music using a variety of media and techniques. However, their venture into the digital had seen a shift in focus from the “wonderfully evocative metaphors” found in their works to a physical translation of sound to image. The aim of this research project was to explore the possibilities of creating meaningful music visualizations using generative techniques in digital media.

A PDF version of my dissertation is available here (PDF 890kb).

The results of my research and experimentation are also compiled into an interactive Adobe Flash package, broken down into five musical modules.

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The five musical modules displayed in an animated film strip.