Who & How? Stephen Malinowski

•Stephen Malinowski; Music Animation Machine American composer, pianist, educator, software engineer and inventor. He is most well known for his computer programme, “Music Animation Machine”. Uses a system of coloured horizontal lines to visualise the music.   I could change the length of the shapes depending on the type of note played, whether it is …


Who & How: Esteban Diacono

•Esteban Diacono; motion graphics Esteban Diacono; Let Yourself Feel A Motion Graphics designer from Argentina. Used two colour pallets to visually serrate strings and piano in the piece of music. The colours represent different moods; blues – melancholy, warmer reds and orange – hope and joy. He has worked in every field of visual communication, …


Who & How: George Crumb

•George Crumb; alternative notations of music American composer of contemporary music. He is a noted explorer of timbres and alternative forms of notation. Below you can see a distortion of the typical sheet music, based upon numerology or the result of graphic layout – usually symmetrical or cyclical structures. Above is George Crumbs “Agnus Dei”, …


TED & PBS Digital Studios


As extra research I decided to go back to the drawing board and look at a few of the TED Talks that we were shown earlier in the module. I came across a playlist of 10 videos all glorifying the use visual data.

The link is as follows;


Chris Jordan – Turning Powerful Stats into Art; by working with powerful stats and experimenting with scale, Jordan reinforces the story using scale as a shock factor. This approach is really effective and leaves the audience gripped.

I also used youtube to find further research, I came across this video that stresses the use  of data visualisation to clarify a narrative and present information. The link is below;

The Art of Data Visualisation; Featuring Edward Tufte, Julie Steele, Josh Smith, Jer Thorpe. Expresses the importance to challenge viewers to find personal meaning from a sea of information, a task that is increasingly present in everyday information-infused lives.


By looking over these video’s it pushed me to understand that I must hook onto a specific topic in order to progress in my development. I have been struggling to pin-point a particular topic to expand on and develop, these video’s have reinforced the importance of this in order to progress. As a result, I now know i need to find a particular set of data and immerse myself in the topic to discover different ways of displaying it.




Who & How: Sofia Fotaki

•Sofia Fotaki; Notes to Shapes A visual representation of Chopin’s “The Polish Dance” Translated the notes with their names and numbers then created different kind of graphics taking a completely different form but still understandable. Looking to – Experiment with replacing notes/instruments with shapes and alternative notations…

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas

Standardly stuck between 3 ideas 1# Around the World in 20 Raves 2# Ten Tallest Skycrapers; Pop-up 3# Visual Representation of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells II – Sentinel Music plays a huge part in my life, I used to play various instruments and understand and appreciate the quality of a beautifully written and put together …