Eamae Mirkin

Echo Nest Music Visualization

May 2004

Animation / Data Visualization

The Echo Nest / Student Project

The Echo Nest is a music analysis technology company that spun out of a reasearch project at the MIT media lab. In the early phases, the company had developed a groundbreaking software tool able to interpret complex musical data from songs, including sophisticated beat analysis, perceptive pitch, and timbre. At the time, however, they had very little existing applications for it.

With input from their development team, I created a showcase peice to inspire compercial developers to use their product. The peice is written in Java and OpenGL, using Echo Nest analysis data from Broken Social Scene's track 7/4.