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Hector Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique stands apart as one of the definitive tales of doomed, unrequited love. Few stories capture the energy of the Fourth Movement's musical depiction of tragic attraction. Titled March to the Scaffold, the fourth movement uses sound alone to intricately show a lovesick artist attempt suicide and in an opium-driven hallucination, kill his beloved and watch himself being marched to his execution. Following research on 19th century France (with a focus on attire and execution procedure), I created an audio waveform of the fourth movement, rotated it 90 degrees, and illustrated around the peaks and valleys, letting the sound's shape remain as a hidden element. A scrolling animation (viewable on my website) was also created to demonstrate the sound's relationship with the illustration.
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tengu-guro Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
great perspective, love the impaled heads
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Petzrick Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Thank you very much!  
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systemcat Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Can I comment?
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