A Musical Poster
An artistic interpretation of a piece
of music through typography, imagery.
I selected Bach’s NO. BWV 639 (Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ) which is amongst one the most popular chorale preludes ever
written and has been described as “a supplication in time of despair.” This piece was written in trio form using
two manuals and a pedal. The pedal voices an emotion, while the two manuals each voices the mundane world and the heavenly hope all represented in the form of triangles. These triangles will stand for the structure of the music, as well as the concept of trinity since this is a religious music in visual form and the color palette contains both a placid
calm and emotional epiphany all at once projecting the complexity and contra-diction in the music.