Posted by Alex Moshakis,

According to Wikipedia, Bach’s Cello Suites “are some of the most performed and recognisable solo compositions ever written for cello.” But whereas normal recitals involve the real-life musical instrument, tech whizz Alexander Chen recently created a digital alternative – an interactive visualisation made, he says, to highlight and explore the music’s “underlying structure and subtle shifts.” Chen reveals in-depth notes on string length, Pythagorean tuning and eight-tone patterns here – it’s well worth a look.


Posted by Alex Moshakis

Alex originally joined It’s Nice That as a designer but moved into editorial and oversaw the It’s Nice That magazine from Issue Six (July 2011) to Issue Eight (March 2012) before moving on that summer.