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Visualizing Music: New Blog Launched!

September 8, 2009

visualizing music blog

Paul and I have just launched a new blog:
http://visualizingmusic.com/

from the about page:

As the world of online music grows, tools for helping people find new and interesting music in these extremely large collections become increasingly important. In this blog we survey the state-of-the-art in visualization for music discovery in commercial and research systems.

Paul and I wanted to create an ongoing, up-to-date resource of all the different instances of musical “discovery” visualizations that we have come across.  We’re defining this as broadly as we can, while avoiding musical signal visualizations, such as all the iTunes/winamp plugins.  Essentially, music discovery visualizations should help you understand relationships between songs, and hopefully help someone identify new and relevant content that they had not heard or considered before.

There is an incredible variety of techniques used to express musical relationships with images, rather than words.  There’s many people who believe the best way to communicate about music is not through words.  As the famous saying goes: “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture”.

Be sure to check it out, and if you have any suggestions for new visualizations, or comments in general, don’t hesitate to contact either Paul or myself.

From → Mapping, Music

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