Bach in Neon

I just love discovering the new twists people put on the familiar. In today’s case, visual artist Alan Warburton has taken J.S. Bach’s “Prelude and Fugue in C Major” from The Well Tempered Clavier and has reproduced it…in neon.

In this video, Warburton uses a different way of writing music from the standard called graphical notation, which got its start in the 1950s. It allows him to show off Bach’s music in a way that makes it easy to see the structure of the pieces and turn them into something that’s not only beautiful to listen to, but beautiful to watch as well.

I hope he plans on doing more of these in the future, because watching more classical music laid out like this would be a real delight!


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