Graphic Score by Ditte Gjøde



Ditte Gjøde
Line of study
Communication design
Project type
Master project
Phillip Faber, DR girls choir
Clausen Grafisk

Graphic Score

This is a visualisation of music; a graphic notation that is defined as the representation of music through visual symbols. My objective has been to create a system that enhances the visual perception of the complexity entailed in the language of the notes and in the building of the composition as a whole.

The purpose of the visualisation is to create a tool for conductors that will enable them to acquire a better overview and a more intuitive feel of the entire composition and so improve the communication between conductor and musician. In addition, the visualisation enhances the specific musical links between all parts of the composition. Based on the role of the conductor I have translated selected elements of the composition including rhythm, dynamics, phrases, entries, and classification of parts.

On top of this, my work serves as a visual invitation to everyone to pursue a better understanding of the complexity of music. It is an experience and an entry into the world of music.