Thursday, February 16, 2012

Data Visualization of Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 - Prelude

If you have about a minute and earphones, here's a really cool HTML5 website you ought to visit:

For the non-classical-musically minded, this is what the Naturalist guy in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World was playing on his cello when they made it to the Galapagos Island.

There are a couple of cool things going on here:

  1. I can play this piece on the viola. I serenaded 3 girls at university with this piece.
  2. It's written in HTML5 - the future of web apps.
  3. It takes music played on 4 strings and 2 bow strokes and spreads it out to 8 strings and 4 points on rotating balls... taking a few complex processes and making it simple to visualize.

So basically, it combines a few personal and professional ideas and mashes it into something cool.

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