‘Note Drawings’ Photo Series Turns City Skylines Into Musical Notation

Japanese artist Koshi Kawachi has created a interesting series of work that combines photography and music to create an experience, rather than only an aesthetic. Titled Note Drawing the series transposes the silhouettes of city skylines into musical notation. It’s with these notations Kawachi then turns these cityscapes into actual music, which then accompanies the individual pieces.

Sapporo Skyline

Viewing online isn’t going to give you the entire experience, which includes looking at the framed compositions with the music playing through headphones. But the above video boils down the experience into a 75 second clip, that ‘plays’ the Sapporo skyline, as photographs and transcribed by Kawachi.

(via Laughing Squid)

  • Mark Brown

    LOVE the idea…unfortunately the result is a little less inspiring, at least for Sapporo anyways (and from that angle).

    Wasn’t there someone in Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency who turned balance sheets and income statements into music to summarize how well the business was doing?

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