Generating Rhythmic Graphic Patterns and Paul Klee's Concept of the Active Line

Maden S.

LEONARDO, vol.54, no.6, pp.657-662, 2021 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1162/leon_a_01826
  • Title of Journal : LEONARDO
  • Page Numbers: pp.657-662


Most studies that investigate auditory influence on visual design scenarios disregard the inherent temporal nature of sonic entities. This article addresses problems posed in the interaction of multiple data types-e.g. the visual representation of musical data-and the ways in which one type of information may shape another in simultaneous generations. The author's proposed method for analogy takes advantage of the structural organization behind several rhythmic sequences to generate visual geometric patterns in which the temporal characteristics of the former affect the spatial features of the latter. The structural analysis of auditory rhythms shows that similar cyclical organizations also exist in their geometric correspondents.