Chromatic Fantasy: Music-inspired Weavings Lead to a Multitude of Mathematical Possibilities

Jennifer Moore
Bridges London: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2006)
Pages 365–370


As part of my thesis work for my MFA in Fibers at the University of Oregon, I wove five panels that were inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach’s ‘Chromatic Fantasy’. The many possible combinations of these weavings led me to create a flipbook of their images, as well as a computer-animated video of the weavings dancing to the music from which they were inspired.