Visualization of the Week: Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”

Stephen Malinowski's latest music visualization celebrates The Rite of Spring's 100th anniversary.

Stephen Malinowski’s hypnotic music visualizations have been quite a hit on YouTube — he has visualized a number of scores, from Debussy’s, Clair de lune to Chopin’s Nocturne in B Major, opus 32 no.1 to his own Fugue in A minor. Anastasia Tsioulcas reports at NPR that Malinowski’s visualizations have garnered more than 100 million page views. And just in time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring at the end of May, Malinowski created a visualization of the score:

Tsioulcas notes that for the past 40 years, Malinowski has been honing his “Music Animation Machine” from a “20-foot printed scroll to the software and iPad apps he’s created.” You can read Tsioulcas’ interview with Malinowski — in which he talks about the benefits of visualizing music, his methods, and what he learns in the process — at NPR.

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