Music Imaging (2011)
My Work, ‘Music Imaging’ is a sound visualization work using the open source program ‘Processing’ and it’s ‘minim’ library. The work represents an entire piece of music in the form of a single painting; and the process of drawing the image is shown as a video recording.
The painting is an array consolidating a huge number of waveforms. The two most basic elements of sound--volume and pitch--are key elements contributing to the image. The waveforms, which are each derived from decided sample rates, are visually graphed in circular form. Then the frequency content of the samples determines the color of the circular waveform; the changing radius of the circle is determined by the amplitude of the sound. This process reveals the cyclical characteristics of the music and gives a novel visual impression of the sound. This work is designed to respond primarily to the basic elements of the music.