About the work Visualising music in various forms is not a new concept, whether it’s a work of art derived from the musical work, or a digital analyser formulating algorithms to create digital imagery synced to the pace of the song. ‘Harmony: Through The Flames’ draws inspiration from how to represent music graphically, creating a… Continue reading Major Third – Elysse Turner with Harmony: Through The Flames
When testing, I found that when the vocal lines are sung, the different intonations of the voice affected how clear the standing waves appeared within the Ruben’s tubes. To counter this, I ended up creating midi versions of each resonant frequency line in Sibelius (taken from here and here). Because the recording of the final… Continue reading Playback through the tubes
In order to translate these resonant frequencies into a system to learn the vocal lines better, I drew over the system visualised here with the notes I would need to sing. Click the image to see the full break down of the vocal lines in the four tubes. Full Score Breakdown
As mentioned here, the planning of the harmonies had to pay special consideration to which tubes were not in use, thus limiting the available notes to use for the harmonic lines. In a previous calculation, I determined which resonant frequencies the main melody vocal line fell on. In this updated version of the document, I… Continue reading Melody & Harmonies: Vocal Line Resonant Frequency Breakdown
Initially I wanted to include all the instruments in the Ruben’s tubes, so I started figuring out the notes which would be used and which tube they corresponded to for the piano and bass. What I didn’t think about was the use of multiple notes in the tubes at one time. Because of this, I… Continue reading Composing to a resonant frequency set
As I move forward with the creation of the Ruben’s Tubes, I’ve had to determine which frequencies resonant with the different tube lengths. To do this, I’ve created a key, using notation of the vocal melody line, and listed below which resonant frequency it corresponds to in any of the four tubes. Each coloured line… Continue reading Vocal Line Resonant Frequency Breakdown
Calculating Standing Waves in an Open Tube: v=fλ where v = the speed of sound, f is the funadmental frequency, and λ is the wavelength. f=v/λ To calculate the wavelength: λ=2L Where L is the length of the tube in meters. To calculate the resonant frequencies for the length of the tube: f(n)=(n*v)/2L Where n… Continue reading Time to calculate!