contrapuntos is a generative series by Marcelo Soria-Rodríguez exploring the visualization of musical theory and scores within a procedural system. The title of the series translates to counterpoint, a musical relationship between two score lines which are harmonically interdependent yet independent in rhythm and melodic form. Each piece consists of layered repeating patterns of intertwined rectangles that combine to create a visual orchestra. The compositional structure of each unique variation can vary from widely compact and dense geometric layouts to sporadic arrays with open space. Le Random has curated a complete set including the five main palettes of red, white, black, gold, and light blue.
Musical counterpoint is to me an abstraction of the layered, intertwining rhythms of every activity we carry on in our lives. With a global tempo typically set in days, we fit all sorts of temporal structures where our joys and fears live and play out over the span of our lives. This series is a metaphorical transposition of the musical counterpoint into a visual space, sometimes with repeating patterns, sometimes with broken structures, sometimes isolated notes / hours / souls.
Artwork by Marcelo Soria-Rodríguez, @msoriaro. Made with p5js & glsl.
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