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Fantasiestücke, Op.73 (Schumann, Robert)

Notes on Perspective

Recital critique for Fantasiestücke, Op.73 (Schumann, Robert) by an ensemble class at the Mannes School of Music. This data visualization invites you to interact with the reactions that occured among the musicians by reconstructing the event from collected data in experienced time.


Meet the Ensemble

Hover over each ensemble member to see their background, familiarity with Fantasiestücke Op. 73 and general thoughts about the piece. During the performance, positive, negative or mixed reactions by each member will glow for 10 seconds from onset of sentiment.



Impressions draws the data captured from each moment throughout the performance and paints a unique impression of that moment based only on that data. How to interpret each moment impression:

White spots on the disc represents a member of the performance. Hover over spots to see their title.

Filled spots show that this person experienced a unique reaction not shared by any other member

Spots linked with a thread shows that this person experienced a reaction shared by the member they are linked to

The atmosphere of each beat was generated by clustering the musical notation for that beat by similarity across the score. Reference the color bars below the score for groupings. The pulse visually presents the piece's tempo of 4/4 time at 90bpm, where each "breath" is a measure

The shaded area of the disc references where the performers (performing and non-performing) are situated

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Absolute time