“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 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.
A map showing the number of metal bands per capita.
For more than three decades, veteran music journalist Pete Frame has specialized in creating fantastic Rock Family Trees that map relationships between musicians and bands. In the comments on my post yesterday about our Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree, commenter Preston Sruges pointed us to Frame’s family tree of New York New Wave, featuring the likes of Blondie, Talking Heads, Patti Smith, and The Ramones.
Song-worthy Cities: Places mentioned in country music hits and the words most commonly used.
I’m really enjoying this recent spurge of infographics from Last.fm!
“Song Map” is an imaginary road map in which all road and location names are taken from song titles (e. g. “Highway to Hell” and “Heartbreak Hotel”).