Beat Box



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Author of this exhibit: Jürgen Richter-Gebert, Technical University of Munich / Sound engine: Patrick Wilson and Aaron Montag / Based on


Select an animation, press the “play” button and experiment with the parameters. Try to clap along.

Along with melody and harmony, rhythm is one of the most important components of music. This exhibit explores various ways to create and analyze rhythms by mathematical methods. No instrument is required to play a rhythm, clapping your hands is enough. However, even simple structures may be difficult to perform. In this exhibit, you can explore the relation of fractions and rhythms. See how pixelated lines can be used to create drum patterns. Explore intriguing minimalistic ways to create rhythms and much more.

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