whitney music box  var. 0  chromatic  48 tines
in three minutes, the largest dot will travel around the circle once, the next largest dot will travel around the circle twice, the next largest dot three times, and so on. the dots are arranged to trigger notes on a chromatic scale when they pass the line the music was generated using my own syd synthesis software, the animation was programmed in Processing


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 crypto calliope var. 11  minute waltz  60 keys, 60 seconds var. 12  chromatic  prime numbers only var. 13  chromatic  nonprimes only var. 14  stereo var. 15  stereo  120 var. 16  stereo  210 var. 17  hand cranked var. 18  stereo drone var. 19  stereo sonar var. 20  bell carol
Whitney Music Box by Jim Bumgardner is licensed under a Creative Commons AttributionNonCommercialShareAlike 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.
