Audio Infographic: 100 Years Of Rock Music in Less than a Minute
Designer Brittany Klontz created an interactive infographic for ConcertHotels.com that maps 100 years of popular music styles, from the earliest pre-1900 folk music to the super subgenres you probably didn’t even know existed. The mapping itself is cool, but the “most excellent” bit? Each of the entries are clickable, allowing you to listen to a sample song from the genre to get a better idea of how it came to be.
Brittany says, “When you think about it, it’s pretty incredible what’s happened with music in just the past 50 years and how genres like ‘German Electronic Metal’ and ‘Ska Punk’ have developed from common roots…To truly acknowledge the influence of each genre, we felt the need to tell the story not just graphically, but also musically.”
Learn more about the piece at FastcoDesign, and see – and hear – it in full at ConcertHotels.com