Illinois: Visualizing Music is a project from graphic designer Jax de León. According to him:
Music is a powerful, emotional medium that is much more difficult to quantify than, say, financial data or earthquake patterns. This project is an experiment in taking an audio recording of music that is beautiful and personally meaningful to many listeners, deconstructing it from different vantage points, rearranging it, and building it up again into visual interpretations. This project visualizes lyrics, instrumentation, notes, patterns, and word usage. Hopefully these interpretations will provide another way of experiencing this album, although no amount of analysis can adequately represent the visceral response one gets when presented with a compelling piece of music.
(via today and tomorrow).