“See acoustics — Rhapsody in Blue”
The aim of th diploma thesis “See acoustics — Rhapsody in Blue” was to dissect music into its structural components, examine it visually and thus offer the chance to consider music from an aesthetically different point of view. The jury acknowledged the very analytic approach of Sarah Müller who created, despite the stringent clearness, an emotional experience and thus made the invisible visible.
The “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin is the centre of this design experiment: the composition was analysed and translated into a variety of graphic illustrations. This way, the observer can visually trace the composition bar by bar while listening to the music in parallel. By means of a QR code and the minute information he or she gets further information. The staves, which were generated with computer technology, form the basis of the graphics and were modified according to the parameters dynamics, rhythm and dramaturgy. As intended by the composer, the reader of the publication immerses into the city of New York in the year 1924.