whitney music box - var. 3 - harmonics of 48hz, reversed

in this variation the dots trigger sine waves which are multiples of the fundamental frequency 48hz

when multiple dots hit at the same time, they combine to form buzzier sounds

the pitches are reversed so that the inner dots get the low frequencies

music generated using syd synthesis software

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A musical realization of the motion graphics of John Whitney as described in his book "digital harmony"

Animation and music by Jim Bumgardner of krazydad.com and the wheel of lunch. Jim makes free puzzles, including sudoku, killer sudoku, kakuro, mazes, and thousands of other puzzles.


Music box variations:

var. 0 - chromatic - 48 tines
var. 1 - harmonics of 55hz
var. 2 - harmonics of 20hz
var. 3 - harmonics of 48hz, reversed
var. 4 - harmonics of 48hz, palindrome
var. 5 - chromatic - 88 tines
var. 6 - microtones
var. 7 - harmonics - 120 tines, reversed
var. 8 - chromatic - 88 organ pipes, rev.
var. 9 - chromatic - 88 bars, rev.
var. 10 - chromatic - 64 pipe cyrpto calliope
var. 11 - minute waltz - 60 keys, 60 seconds
var. 12 - chromatic - prime numbers only
var. 13 - chromatic - non-primes only
var. 14 - stereo
var. 15 - stereo - 120
var. 16 - stereo - 210
var. 17 - hand cranked
var. 18 - stereo drone (new)
var. 19 - stereo sonar (new)
var. 20 - bell carol (new)

Creative Commons License
Whitney Music Box by Jim Bumgardner is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

More detailed information can be found in this post

Here is a git repository of sample source code / reference implementations in a variety of languages, including Flash/Actionscript, ChucK, Pure Data (PD), SuperCollider, Nyquist, pyo, Processing, Perl, and Syd. You'll also find MIDI files in there. Email me if you'd like to contribute.

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