Sound Spiral Piano – Test 1 (10/25/2009)

Interactive Sound Spiral Piano from Noah King on Vimeo.

Last summer I designed an innovative way to visualize music in a spiral arrangement. As you move around the spiral, the pitch of the notes increases, and if you move in one step towards the center, the note increases one octave. The idea of the spiral is to put an emphasis on octaves, as they are lost in standard linear music notation. And the idea of visualizing music is to help listeners understand the relationships between notes by offering a second, supplementary sensory input.

Now that I am learning Processing, I decided to revisit my sound spiral and make it fully interactive. This video documents my first version of the Sound Spiral Piano.