J S Bach visualized Cello Suite #1

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In summary, Kathy Spindler is thanking Alexander Chen for his visually impressive representation of Bach's music, which requires the viewer to wait for the strings and four balls to be tuned before the piece begins. Additionally, Spindler mentions a live performance of Beethoven's 10th by the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, with an AI completing the piece. However, there are no details about the live stream or its availability. A viewer also expresses confusion about the relationship between the visuals and the music.
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Thanks to Kathy Spindler:
Alexander Chen's nifty visualized Bach - Start the process, then wait for it to get "strings and four balls tuned" before the piece starts

https://www.chenalexander.com/Bach
 
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They are announcing a live performance on https://www.telekom.de/magenta-tv of Beethoven's 10th performed by the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn on Oct., 9th at 1700 GMT. I haven't a link to the live stream yet and don't know whether it is restricted to certain locations. But I hope I will be able to listen.

And by the way: they had an AI complete the piece!
 
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jim mcnamara said:
Thanks to Kathy Spindler:
Alexander Chen's nifty visualized Bach - Start the process, then wait for it to get "strings and four balls tuned" before the piece starts

https://www.chenalexander.com/Bach
Ack, little help here please. I didn't get past the first 30 seconds. The lengths of the lines and the motion of the balls seems to have nothing to do with the music. What am I missing? Or are we supposed to ignore the start and skip to someplace farther into the video? Hope I'm not being an idiot here...

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The balls define the 4/4, and the length of the strings seem proportional to the height of the note: the higher the note the shorter the string.
 

Related to J S Bach visualized Cello Suite #1

1. What is "J S Bach visualized Cello Suite #1"?

"J S Bach visualized Cello Suite #1" is a project that combines music and visual art to create a unique experience for listeners. It involves a visual representation of the music from Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, which is considered one of the most well-known and influential cello pieces in the world.

2. How was "J S Bach visualized Cello Suite #1" created?

The project was created using data visualization techniques, where the musical notes and rhythms were translated into visual elements such as shapes, colors, and movements. This was done with the help of computer software and the collaboration of musicians and visual artists.

3. What is the purpose of "J S Bach visualized Cello Suite #1"?

The purpose of this project is to provide a new way of experiencing and appreciating Bach's music. By adding a visual element to the performance, it aims to enhance the audience's understanding and emotional connection to the music.

4. Is "J S Bach visualized Cello Suite #1" an accurate representation of the music?

While the visual representation is based on the musical data, it is important to note that it is not a direct translation of the music. The visual elements are an interpretation and representation of the music, and it may vary depending on the artist's interpretation and the software used.

5. Can "J S Bach visualized Cello Suite #1" be applied to other music pieces?

Yes, this data visualization technique can be applied to other music pieces. In fact, there have been similar projects that have visualized other classical music works such as Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and Vivaldi's Four Seasons. It can also be applied to modern music, creating a new and unique visual experience for the audience.

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