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Published on Apr 27, 2016
Frederic Chopin's Etude, opus 25 #11 in A minor ("Winter Wind"), performed by Paul Barton, accompanied by an animated graphical score. FAQ
Q: I really like what you're doing; how can I support your work? A: Thank you! If you want, you can reward me for making videos: http://patreon.com/musanim/
Q: What can you tell me about making this video? A: There are actually five versions of the video ... 1. When I started working on this video, this first thing I did was a very standard bar-graph version. I worked on it to make the transition from slow chords to the fast passagework (near the beginning) as dramatic as possible. I got it to be pretty startling by using very different scroll rates. I ended up making a version of this for my 3D channel (3D, musanim3D)... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUmLy2... 2. ... then, I got side-tracked by the idea of two diagonal lines intersecting at the point of a note. When I saw what it looked like, it reminded me of a searchlight, so I tweaked it to look more like that; it also uses the Chromadepth 3D coloring (Searchlight, musanim) ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgBFM7... 3. Returning to the original idea, which was to have something separate from the notes that was nevertheless connected to the notes somehow, I experimented with a "note spewer" that spit the notes into their final position. In the original version, the source of the spewed notes was relatively close to the notes' final position, but when I tried putting it instead at the left margin, it reminded me of wind, so I worked to make that more wind-like (Wind, smalin) ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEQzsO... 4. ... after which I realized that the pre-sounding fast notes were hardly visible; so I made another version with the pre-sounding notes brighter; while I was at it, I had the notes come from all four points of the compass, and added a "sonar" burst to the last notes (TwoWind, musanim) ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIVW-Z... 5. At some point during these experiments, I noticed that the piece looked really cool all by itself (without me doing much to make it fancier), so I decided to publish a really simple version for purists (SimpleClear, stephenmalinowski) ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1-TGx...