Visualizing music

After besting me at snowflake making recently, Vi Hart came out with one her best video ideas to date, in my opinion.
Playing with the symmetries in music in a visual way, she reminded me of the visualization I made for Bach’s “Crab Canon,” which sounds the same forward as backward and “looks” like this:
crab canon2
I’ve always been a fan of music visualization videos because they allow you to appreciate some of the patterns, structures, and relationships (what we might call “math”) that you may otherwise miss.