Archive for April, 2012

Conducting: interactive explanation with 3D graphics and interview (NY Times)

Friday, April 6th, 2012
3D computer graphic representation of orchestra conductor with lines showing path of hands.

From interactive feature in NY Times, graphics in interview with Alan Gilbert.

Another great interactive graphic from the New York Times: Stravinsky’s ‘A soldier’s tale’ performed by a small ensemble. Conductor Alan Gilbert explains the gestures and the connection with the music. To the unprofessional eye, though, it remains a mysterious thing, though – how this seemingly rather arbitrary ‘leading dance’ causes all the musicians’ sound to fall into place.
Note: the use of the 3D waveforms to show the presence and intensity of the different instruments.