Bach Cello Suites No. 1

A lovely visualization of Bach’s Cello Suites No.1 by @alexanderchen. The look of it is very simple, but there’s obviously a lot going on behind the scenes and it’s amazingly fun to watch.

Using the mathematics behind string length and pitch, it came from a simple idea: what if all the notes were drawn as strings? Instead of a stream of classical notation on a page, this interactive project highlights the music’s underlying structure and subtle shifts.

Lots more detail on the project has been posted on Alexander’s blog. (via @hakimel)