Box[Music] is a parametric virtual jukebox that visualizes the soundwaves. The project aims to present how we perceive each music differently and challenges the user to create an imagery of sound phase forms. Soundwave visualization is formed by user by using different controllers for each parameter.

In Box[Music] every song has different phases according to the beat and genre of music. Phase1 is visualized as box frames in the space, Phase2 is visualized as soundwaves generated from points, Phase3 is visualized as a moving point cloud.

For this project we used a trip hop song for Phase1, a classical song for Phase2 and an 80s disco music for Phase3. You can make your own Box[Music] by connecting Arduino UNO Board to your computer and adding your favorite songs to the music library.


  • 1 Arduino Uno
  • 1 Breadboard
  • 1 Processing Software
  • 3 Pushbuttons
  • 2 Potentiometers
  • 1 Photocell (LDR)


Box[Music] takes values from Arduino and project them to Processing. In Processing, the sound library is used to play, analyze, and synthesize the music. The collected data from Arduino and sound library is visualized in soundwave forms with the use of noise controllers. Box[Music] opens with a song selection screen. You can choose between 3 different phases by using 3 pushbuttons. Each phase has different soundwave form visualization that can be manipulated by the user.

Potentiometers work as a turntable that can control the default noise value, camera angle, sound frequency value, visual offset and visual clustering. Light sensor works as a visual beat that can control the opacity, color and visual geometry amount.

Box[Music] is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed at Master in Advanced Architecture, in 2017-2018 by

Students: Cansu Cetin, Umit Ceren Bayazitoglu
Tutors: Angel Muñoz, Angelos Chronis

This project is the final assignment of SO.4 Produino studio.

Phase1: SomehowArt – You Broke My Heart

Phase2: Yann Tiersen – La Valse dAmelie (Version Orchestra)

Phase3: Boy Meets Girl – Waiting for a Star to Fall