Strings: J.S. Bach - Cello Suite No. 1 - Prelude

Strings (2011) by Alexander Chen visualizes the first Prelude from Bach's Cello Suites. Using the math behind string length and pitch, it came from a simple idea: what if all the notes were drawn as strings? Instead of a stream of classical notation on a page, this interactive project highlights the music's underlying structure and subtle shifts. View interactive piece at

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Built in: HTML5 Canvas, Javascript, SoundManager
Made while a resident at Eyebeam (

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Uploaded by Alexander Chen to Vimeo
Date published 26 Oct 2011
Duration 00:02:57