The Velvet Underground Evolutionary Tree

October 16, 2009

As part of our tutorial on music visualizations at ISMIR at the end of the month we’ll be surveying the wide range of personal, human-rendered visualizations of the music space.  There’s a wide variety of such visualizations – but one of my favorites,  is the Velvet Underground Evolutionary Tree

etreekidput together by the author of the Kenosha Kid’s blog.  It’s a phylogenetic tree with the Velvet Underground as the common ancestor – it has bands as the branches, and music genres as the leaves (along with a stray calamari), and a dig at the ‘barnacle’ power pop critic Steve Simels.    This visualization has it all!


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