Liner notes text, animated and set to music

Toby sez, "Orchestrated Text takes the brilliant content found in the liner notes of classical music CDs, and creates a deeper music streaming experience. Users click on a piece to play it, and read along as text appears on screen detailing what's happening in the music, what it depicts, and what the composer was inspired by. It uses HTML5 and Javascript to attach text animations to points in the audio, creating a timed annotation rendered in-browser. The first piece is, appropriately, 'Winter' by Vivaldi.

Orchestrated Text (Thanks, Toby!)


    1. I was telling myself the same thing when I saw this.

      There is definitely a lot of potential in Danse Macabre, as it was based on a poem to begin with.

  1. I know “Orchestra” is in the name, but I would love to see this done for The Protomen albums.  Their liner notes contain narrative elements during the instrumental sections of the songs.

  2. In Vivaldi’s Winter, I interpreted the music’s imagery quite differently.  Say, where Mudlark hears teeth chattering, I heard a horse and sleigh off in the distance, veiled by sleet and wind or barren, snow-covered barren landscape.  (Or maybe even people skating.)

    Yes, I realize that, as a Northerner, my Idea of Winter is different than that of a, dare I say it, frileux Mediteranean priest whose experience of Winter is from Mantua, Italy rather than that experience by the resident(s) of Mantua, NS.  Who(which) would have a more intimate and personal relationship with snow and ice.  Glen Gould had much to say about the Idea of North.

    Compare and contrast Vivaldi’s Spring with Copeland’s Appalachian Spring.  Copeland’s is, at places, much more serene than Vivaldi, and at other places much, much wilder and violent.  Copeland’s Spring resonates much more with me.  But that’s just my opinion…

  3. Positively wonderful.  Thank you for sharing.  It is a nifty freeware version of something like the iTunes app “The Orchestra.”

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