Dom Cobb

Dom Cobb

Ur­ban Rhythms

Ev­ery day we ex­per­i­ence mu­sic, ei­ther wit­tingly or un­wit­tingly. How­ev­er, mu­sic can not only be acous­tic but also vi­su­al. Es­pe­cially in the struc­tured nature of the urb­an set­ting you can find op­tic­al rhythms and mel­o­dies. Urb­an Rhythms are a pho­to­graph­ic study of this vi­su­al form of mu­sic: They un­cov­er the hid­den sound and struc­tures of the city. The pho­tos were taken at dif­fer­ent loc­a­tions around Düs­sel­dorf, Ger­ma­ny. They are spher­ic­al pan­or­a­mas, stitched to­geth­er from ap­prox­im­ately 25 in­di­vidu­al pho­to­graphs. This spe­cial type of im­age ma­nip­u­la­tion makes it pos­sible to dis­play a full 360-de­gree view on a flat lay­er.

Lo­ca­tions

The sites shown have a par­tic­u­larly sym­met­ric lay­out. For the con­cept to work, the angle of the pho­tos had to be cho­sen with much care. The idea is to cap­ture the unique char­ac­ter of each place with the pho­to­graphs. These are the loc­a­tions around Düsseldorf:

Goals

The goals are to visu­al­ize and an­a­lyze the rhyth­mic and mel­o­dic struc­tures of the city. Re­oc­cur­ring and evenly spaced ele­ments are an ex­ample of this type of mu­sic­al pat­tern.

Ur­ban Rhythms

Ev­ery day we ex­per­i­ence mu­sic, ei­ther wit­tingly or un­wit­tingly. How­ev­er, mu­sic can not only be acous­tic but also vi­su­al. Es­pe­cially in the struc­tured nature of the urb­an set­ting you can find op­tic­al rhythms and mel­o­dies. Urb­an Rhythms are a pho­to­graph­ic study of this vi­su­al form of mu­sic: They un­cov­er the hid­den sound and struc­tures of the city. The pho­tos were taken at dif­fer­ent loc­a­tions around Düs­sel­dorf, Ger­ma­ny. They are spher­ic­al pan­or­a­mas, stitched to­geth­er from ap­prox­im­ately 25 in­di­vidu­al pho­to­graphs. This spe­cial type of im­age ma­nip­u­la­tion makes it pos­sible to dis­play a full 360-de­gree view on a flat lay­er.

Lo­ca­tions

The sites shown have a par­tic­u­larly sym­met­ric lay­out. For the con­cept to work, the angle of the pho­tos had to be cho­sen with much care. The idea is to cap­ture the unique char­ac­ter of each place with the pho­to­graphs. These are the loc­a­tions around Düsseldorf:

Goals

The goals are to visu­al­ize and an­a­lyze the rhyth­mic and mel­o­dic struc­tures of the city. Re­oc­cur­ring and evenly spaced ele­ments are an ex­ample of this type of mu­sic­al pat­tern.