What’s Music to Your Eyes?

The project ‘What’s music to your eyes?’ deals with my experiment about finding a relationship between what I like to call the trinity of sensory experience - music, visuals and listeners. It deals with different aspects of perception when it comes to an audiovisual experience.


Album art and the world of graphic interpretations pulled us into the world of music. The visual part of music always made us one with the musical experience. But is it the same now?

In this day and age when there’s an overdose of music with all the digital streaming devices and other services, music is becoming more like background noise while we drive or go for a run; the good old engagement is missing. So my endeavour as a graphic designer and researcher (in this case) is to understand this change and to find out if visuals can create an impact in bringing back this engagement. 

This video is from the final exhibition where I created an installation facilitating human-computer interaction to create this experience, where a listener can completely immerse in music with visuals and interactivity. 

Above here is an app named ‘Muse’, which I have worked on as a part of the research. During the most part of my research, the aim was to visualise music through different mediums, but this is a completely different approach, where I’m trying to convert an image into a soundtrack. This process is generally known as ‘graphical sound’ or ‘drawn sound’.