Computers and the Internet have changed our relationship with music. Not in the deepest sense, which is its ability to evoke feelings, but in terms of accessing music and understanding its structure.
Many audio players come with some type of visual system that dances to the beat of the music.
We consider that the changing figures found in different players are a form of entertainment, as, for example, in Winamp, Windows Media Player and other programs which create a visual dance that follows the music. They use a representation of the frequency spectrum produced by the music at every moment, and they combine it with various effects to distort it. The purpose of this representation is purely aesthetical, but, strictly speaking, the information “is there”.
Ilustration: Lucia Bedia