Alex Chen

Someday, all art will be on the Internet. Maybe or maybe not. But what is emerging online today is increasingly polished and sometimes, as with this work, which visualizes a movement from Bach’s first cello suite in geometric form, wildly popular. Alexander Chen’s video went viral this year, and it deserves the acclaim.


Imagine Bach's first Cello Suite as a series of white dots circling and plucking white lines. Now watch it.

Using the math behind string length and pitch, the visualization represents each note as a string to help people understand better "music's underlying structure and subtle shifts," according to creator Alexander Chen.

The visualization is the first piece produced by, created by Google employee Chen as a part of his residency at Eyebeam

Projects: Data Visualization
Tags: Alex Chen, Huffington Post, Press, media, Data Visualization
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