The Score Is Not The Music

In this series of work, Steffy has matched the 12 notes of the chromatic scale with 12 hues on a color wheel. Using mathematical constructs like grids and pie charts, she translates masterworks by composers J.S. Bach and Béla Bartók into vibrant color patterns.
, 'Unison Melody, No. 18,' 2014, InLiquid

Melinda Steffy

Unison Melody, No. 18, 2014

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, 'Unison Melody, No. 5,' 2014, InLiquid

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Unison Melody, No. 5, 2014

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, 'Syncopation, No. 9,' 2014, InLiquid

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Syncopation, No. 9, 2014

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, 'Prelude in A-flat Major (blue), No. 17,' 2013, InLiquid

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Prelude in A-flat Major (blue), No. 17, 2013

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, 'Dotted Notes, No. 7,' 2014, InLiquid

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Dotted Notes, No. 7, 2014

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, 'Musical Color Wheel,' 2014, InLiquid

Melinda Steffy

Musical Color Wheel, 2014

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, 'Unison Melody, No. 4,' 2014, InLiquid

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Unison Melody, No. 4, 2014

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, 'Prelude in C Major (red), No. 1,' 2013, InLiquid

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Prelude in C Major (red), No. 1, 2013

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, 'With Alternate Hands, No. 10,' 2014, InLiquid

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With Alternate Hands, No. 10, 2014

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, 'Prelude in E Major (yellow), No. 9,' 2013, InLiquid

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Prelude in E Major (yellow), No. 9, 2013

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, 'Prelude in F-sharp Major (green), No. 13,' 2013, InLiquid

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Prelude in F-sharp Major (green), No. 13, 2013

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, 'Village Song, No. 15,' 2014, InLiquid

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Village Song, No. 15, 2014

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, 'Chaconne,' 2015, InLiquid

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Chaconne, 2015

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, 'A Minor (blue-violet),' 2016, InLiquid

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A Minor (blue-violet), 2016

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, 'Reflection, No. 12,' 2014, InLiquid

Melinda Steffy

Reflection, No. 12, 2014

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, 'Prelude in c minor (red), No. 2,' 2013, InLiquid

Melinda Steffy

Prelude in c minor (red), No. 2, 2013

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, 'Fugue in C Major (red), No. 1,' 2015, InLiquid

Melinda Steffy

Fugue in C Major (red), No. 1, 2015

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, 'Unison Melody, No. 21,' 2014, InLiquid

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Unison Melody, No. 21, 2014

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, 'Prelude in f-sharp minor (green), No. 14,' 2013, InLiquid

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Prelude in f-sharp minor (green), No. 14, 2013

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, 'Prelude in f minor (yellow-green), No. 12,' 2013, InLiquid

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Prelude in f minor (yellow-green), No. 12, 2013

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, 'Repetition, No. 8,' 2014, InLiquid

Melinda Steffy

Repetition, No. 8, 2014

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, 'Unison Melody, No. 6,' 2014, InLiquid

Melinda Steffy

Unison Melody, No. 6, 2014

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, 'B Minor (red-violet),' 2016, InLiquid

Melinda Steffy

B Minor (red-violet), 2016

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, 'Unison Melody, No. 20,' 2014, InLiquid

Melinda Steffy

Unison Melody, No. 20, 2014

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, 'Change of Position, No. 13,' 2014, InLiquid

Melinda Steffy

Change of Position, No. 13, 2014

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