The Powers Of Music

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? 

Strings: J.S. Bach – Cello Suite No. 1 – Prelude from Alexander Chen on Vimeo.

Play Some Music!

Original interactive:

Switch from treble – bass by pressing the musical notes.
Enter letters on the keyboard that correspond to real notes ex; E, C, F, B, f, e or c
Hit the play button to hear what you have made! You can learn about other options through the menu (top left corner within the frame) under the ‘cheatsheet’ tab.

Example input; c4~ c16 A- F2.~ F4. A-4~ A-16 c f4. a-4~ a-16 c’ 

Chord Progression

Musical Map

this map is perfect for exploring new music, thanks Spotify!


Unique city playlists are updated twice per month. Updates involve analyzing approximately 20 billion listener/track relationships. 

Musical Map by:Eliot Van Buskirk  (
Credits: Spotify Insights 

Handpicked playlists – give a listen!

Some playlists have explicit lyrics. Listen at your discretion.