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The idea for the Music Animation Machine started with a vision I had while listening to one of Bach's sonatas for unaccompanied violin ...

As I listened to the music, the notes on the page were dancing to the music — but at the same time, they were the music. It was so charming and graceful — the flag of an eighth note extending like a ballet dancer's arm; pairs of notes moving in parallel thirds and sixths like pairs of dancers stepping hand-in-hand ... I was delighted!

But ... what would a more complicated score look like ... ?