Mandrit: a system for automatic generation of musical visualizations for rhythm analysis

  • Rute Moura Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Giordano Cabral Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Horhanna Almeida Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Ricardo Scholz Universidade Federal de Pernambuco


Faced with the representational challenge of visually communicating musical information, we developed Mandrit: a system for automatic generation of musical visualizations for rhythm analysis. It uses data extracted from MIDI files to plot graphs for different songs, representing their rhythmic signatures. The system is customizable and presents new ways to visualize pace through different metrics. We aim to encourage the discussion in this field and the development of tools to generate musical visualizations, as a means to help musicians and scholars in musical analysis, teaching, composing and complementing musical performances.

Palavras-chave: Computational Musicology, Computer Music and Creative processes, Music Analysis and Synthesis


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MOURA, Rute; CABRAL, Giordano; ALMEIDA, Horhanna; SCHOLZ, Ricardo. Mandrit: a system for automatic generation of musical visualizations for rhythm analysis. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE COMPUTAÇÃO MUSICAL (SBCM), 18. , 2021, Recife. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2021 . p. 30-36. DOI: