Current sound visualization methods seem disconnected and and there is a limited visual language and methodology in their creation. Although music is an expressive and complete art form on its own, I believe that paired with visual design, its expressiveness can be more powerful. I believe that through a design methodology, designers can create visualization that can further enhance our experience when we listen to music, a visualization that embodies this expressiveness of music and its overall message.
"Porcelain" - Moby

For the electronic piece, I chose “Porcelain ” by Moby. For this visualization, I used light pastel colors and different footages to  convey the soft and ethereal sounds of the music. Since this thesis focuses on using a systematic visual language, this visualization utilizes the drum graphic used in “Can’t Stop,” as well as the piano graphic used for “Moonlight Sonata.” 
"Can't Stop" - Red Hot Chili Peppers

For the rock piece, I chose “Can’t Stop ” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. For this visualization, I used several graphics and textures to convey the overall mood and tone of the song. For the main melody of the guitar, I used a squiggle that moves up and down as the guitar plays. For the drums, I used a diamond to represent the bass drum and blinking images for the main drum; for the crashing cymbals I used a bursting radial graphic. 
"Moonlight Sonata" - Ludwig van Beethoven

For the classical piece, I chose “Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven, partly because the song only uses one instrument--the piano. I used circles to represent the piano as they evoke the same softness as the piano in the music. A pale light blue was used as a background color to match the overall sad melody of the piece and different colors were used for the circles in order to differentiate the piano chords from each other. 
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