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Using music data as a source to create prints can produce something with a very personal feel. Different audio samples can create unique designs depending on the tempo, complexity and rhythms. For this line of experimentation, a circular layout visualises a loop-able audio sample — a single riff, or a complete section of a song.
Each of the 720 lines are rotated by 0.5 of a degree from the previous, with a total of up to 1440 lines per design for the two channels combined.
This piece visualises a riff from the song “White Walls” by Between the Buried and Me, starting at 11 minutes and 22 seconds. The loop lasts about 5 seconds. The sound is of a full band playing quite technical music, which results in a chaotic but interesting output.
Stabilo Point 88 Fineliner— 0.4mmUltramarine, 88/32
Stabilo Point 88 Fineliner— 0.4mmRed, 88/40
The choice of audio can produce very different results. This next plot represents the opening guitar riff from the classic rock legend “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple.
In contrast to the previous example, you can air-guitar to this riff as you read clockwise from the top.
Stabilo Point 88 Fineliner— 0.4mmNight Blue, 88/22
Stabilo Point 88 Fineliner— 0.4mmViolet, 88/55