Microsonic Landscapes: What Music Looks Like in 3D

What would your favorite album look like in three dimensions? Mexico City-based research and experimentation studio Realität proposes “a new spatial and unique journey” by transforming the sounds of five albums into physical matter. ‘Microsonic Landscapes’ translate sound waves into 3D-printed visualizations that resemble circular cityscapes, mountain ranges or volcanic craters.

Microsonic Landscapes: What Music Looks Like in 3D

What would your favorite album look like in three dimensions? Mexico City-based research and experimentation studio Realität proposes “a new spatial and unique journey” by transforming the sounds of five albums into physical matter. ‘Microsonic Landscapes’ translate sound waves into 3D-printed visualizations that resemble circular cityscapes, mountain ranges or volcanic craters.

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Radiohead Songs Chart

Radiohead Songs Chart

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The V Motion Project

This project combines the collective talents of musicians, dancers, programmers, designers and animators to create an amazing visual instrument. Creating music through motion is at the heart of this creation and uses the power of the Kinect to capture movement and translate it into music which is performed live and projected on a huge wall.

johnpurlia:

Happy 80th Birthday to artist Peter Blake! Blake designed the cover for Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. 

1 -Sri Yukteswar Giri (guru)

2 -Aleistar Crowley

3 -Mae West (actress)

4 -Lenny Bruce (comic)

5 -Karlheinz Stockhausen (composer)

6 -W.C. Fields (comic)

7 -Carl Gustav Jung (psychologist)

8 -Edgar Allen Poe (writer)

9 -Fred Astaire (actor)

10 -Richard Merkin (artist)

11 -The Varga Girl (by artist Alberto Vargas)

*12 -Leo Gorcey (actor)

13 -Huntz Hall (actor)

14 -Simon Rodia (creator of Watts Towers)

15 -Bob Dylan (musician)

16 -Aubrey Beardsley (illustrator)

17 -Sir Robert Peel (politician)

18 -Aldous Huxley (writer)

19 -Dylan Thomas (poet)

20 - Terry Southern (writer)

21 -Dion di Mucci (singer)

22 -Tony Curtis (actor)

23 -Wallace Berman (artist)

24 -Tommy Handley (comic)

25 -Marilyn Monroe (actress)

26 -William Burroughs (writer)

27 -Sri Mahavatara Babaji (guru)

28 -Stan Laurel (comic)

29 -Richard Lindner (artist)

30 -Oliver Hardy (comic)

31 - Karl Marx (philosopher/ socialist)

32 -H.G. Wells (writer)

34 -wax hairdresser’s dummy

33 -Sri Parahamansa Yogananda (guru)

35 -Stuart Sutcliff (former Beatle)

36 -wax hairdresser’s dummy

37 -Max Miller (comic)

38 -The Petty Girl (by artist George Petty)

39 -Marlon Brando (actor)

40 -Tom Mix (actor)

41 -Oscar Wilde (writer)

42 -Tyrone Power (actor)

43 -Larry Bell (artist)

44 -Dr. David Livingstone (missionary)

45 -Johnny Weissmuller (swimmer/actor)

46 -Stephen Crane (writer)

47 -Issy Bonn (comic)

48 -George Bernard Shaw (writer)

49 -H.C. Westermann (sculptor)

50 -Albert Stubbins (soccer player)

51 -Sri Lahiri Mahasaya (guru)

52 -Lewis Carroll (writer)

53 -T.E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia)

54 -Sonny Liston (boxer)

55 -The Petty Girl

56 -Wax model of George Harrison

57 -Wax model of John Lennon

58 -Shirley Temple (child actress) 

59 -Wax model of Ringo Starr 

60 -Wax model of Paul McCartney

61 -Albert Einstein (physicist)

62 -John Lennon holding a French Horn

63 -Ringo Starr holding a trumpet

64 -Paul McCartney holding a cor anglais

65 -George Harrison holding a flute

66 -Bobby Breen (singer)

67 -Marlene Dietrich (actress)

#68 -Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi (Indian leader)

69 -Legionnaire from Order of the Buffalos

70 -Diana Dors (actress)

71 -Shirley Temple (child actress)

72 -Cloth grandmother figure by Jann Haworth

73 -Cloth figure of Shirley Temple by Haworth

74 -Mexican candlestick

75 -Television Set

76 -Stone figure of a girl

77 -Stone figure

78 -Statue from John Lennon’s house

79 -Trophy

80 -Four armed Indian doll

81 -Drum-skin designed by Joe Ephgrave

82 -Hookah (water tobacco pipe)

83 -Velvet Snake

84 -Japanese Stone Figure

85 -Stone Figure of Snow White

86 -Garden gnome

87 -Tuba

* painted out because a fee was requested
# painted out at the request of EMI

NYC’s Rappers

NYC’s Rappers

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Ten Great Years of The Beatles

“Ten Great Years”, a wonderful illustration by Maxim Dalton celebrating the ten years The Beatles were together making great music. It’s available as a limited run Giclée print.

Ten Great Years of The Beatles

“Ten Great Years”, a wonderful illustration by Maxim Dalton celebrating the ten years The Beatles were together making great music. It’s available as a limited run Giclée print.

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The Modern Listener’s Guide

A series bringing together the previously disparate worlds of indie-rock and information graphics, for reasons that still aren’t immediately clear. Large-format limited screenprints, the first of which being a lyrical and statistical analysis of Destroyer’s Destroyer’s Rubies.

The Modern Listener’s Guide

A series bringing together the previously disparate worlds of indie-rock and information graphics, for reasons that still aren’t immediately clear. Large-format limited screenprints, the first of which being a lyrical and statistical analysis of Destroyer’s Destroyer’s Rubies.

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The Rise and Fall of Wu-Tang, an epic infodiscography in three parts

"It’s so large (14,000 px) i had to break it into three parts," Jess explains. "The vital stats for every release of every member of the Wu."

The Rise and Fall of Wu-Tang, an epic infodiscography in three parts

"It’s so large (14,000 px) i had to break it into three parts," Jess explains. "The vital stats for every release of every member of the Wu."

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superpunch2:

How the Tupac hologram worked.

superpunch2:

How the Tupac hologram worked.

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Benga - I Will Never Change

Les réalisateurs anglais d’Us ont pu présenter récemment le nouveau clip de Benga illustrant le morceau “I will never change”. Reprenant l’idée d’un assemblage de 980 vinyls pour donner une fréquence musicale. Un rendu réussi à découvrir en vidéo dans la suite.

Conducting Demystified

The New York Times, in collaboration with the New York University Movement Lab, explains music conducting in this beautifully produced video. It’s part interview with Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, and part rendering of motion capture data, which represents Gilbert’s conducting.
To capture the data, the Movement Lab installed high-speed motion capture cameras, and Gilbert put on one of those funny-looking suits with the sensor balls on them. He conducted, and they recorded his body and his hands.

Conducting Demystified

The New York Times, in collaboration with the New York University Movement Lab, explains music conducting in this beautifully produced video. It’s part interview with Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, and part rendering of motion capture data, which represents Gilbert’s conducting.

To capture the data, the Movement Lab installed high-speed motion capture cameras, and Gilbert put on one of those funny-looking suits with the sensor balls on them. He conducted, and they recorded his body and his hands.

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amiscellany:

A map showing the number of metal bands per capita.

amiscellany:

A map showing the number of metal bands per capita.

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