Song of the Day #1,851: ‘You Still Believe In Me (Vocal Track)’ – The Beach Boys

pet_soundsHere’s a nice marriage of art and science. Alexander Chen, of the Google Creative Lab, programmed this visualization of an isolated Beach Boys vocal track based on the aural dynamics of church bells.

In his words, “Using a mathematical relationship between the circumference of a circular surface and pitch, I wrote code that draws a circle for each note of the song.”

I’m glad I saw this when I did, because I was about to do that same thing.

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3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #1,851: ‘You Still Believe In Me (Vocal Track)’ – The Beach Boys

  1. Dana says:

    Maybe I’m not getting the technical complexity behind this, but there have been gadgets out there for decades that translate music and sound into light patterns, so I don’t quite get what makes this so unique.

  2. Clay says:

    I don’t think it’s supposed to be groundbreaking… just pretty.

  3. pegclifton says:

    Very funny (the comment) LOL

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