Exploring the Visualization of Music

Robert J. Krawczyk
Proceedings of Bridges 2012: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2012)
Pages 393–396 Short Papers


Data can be used to generate artistic, sculptural and architectural forms. Each data type such as, numeric, text, sound, temperature, or wind is unique and can suggest a form or a method to visualize which is beyond the actual meaning and purpose of the data itself. The data can be viewed two dimensionally or three dimensionally. At times the relationship of data to physical form is obvious; at other times it is very subtle and abstract. The challenge is to develop both at the same time and to attempt to extract the beauty in the data itself. Music is another such set of data.