Music Performance Visualization

For a March 2008 performance by the talented Ying Quartet at the University of Iowa, I created a real-time music visualization system intended to help the audience listen to the music. The system was dubbed Soundsieve Live after collaborator Anita Lillie's beautiful Soundsieve music visualization application, which inspired this project.

The Yings performed Ravel's String Quartet in F Major while real-time audio analysis was used to track pitch and performance characteristics of each part. The parts were then visually represented and projected behind the performers in different configurations for each movement to illustrate pitch contour and articulation.