Analyzing Stravinsky's Rite of Spring

 
 

Print design

Analyzing "The Rite of Spring" (1913) empirically and subjectively

This project from my junior year of undergrad at SUNY Fredonia explores Stravinsky's revolutionary piece of music in terms of its physical structure, as well as its more abstract interpretations. The infographics represent a breakdown of the score itself; through color and symbol, I represent each of the 20 time signatures that Stravinsky employs, measure by measure. The score cards are an expression of the less formal aspects of the piece. A deck of 14 cards, each card features an illustration of my own personal interpretation and mental images I experienced while listening to the piece.

The infographic posters were recognized in the 2014 All-SUNY Best of Show exhibition in the New York State Museum in Albany, NY.

Posters: series of two, 11" x 26", 2014
Score Cards: set of 16, 5" x 7", 2014

 

Infographic posters

 
 

Time signature analysis by color

Time signature analysis by symol

 

Score Cards