Stephen Malinowski

San Francisco, USA

STEPHEN MALINOWSKI is a pianist, composer, software developer and inventor. He is the creator of Music Animation Machine (MAM).

MAM's glowing emblems illuminate classical compositions with visual representations of the music. MAM's display is a score without any measures or clefs, in which information about the music's structure is conveyed with bars of color representing the notes. These bars scroll across the screen as the music plays. Their position on the screen tells you their pitch and their timing in relation to each other. Different colors denote different instruments or voices, thematic material, or tonality. And each note lights up at the exact moment it sounds, so you can't lose your place. "To watch one of his videos is to crash through the ceiling of traditional music notation.