Love Will Tear Us Apart Again, 2013 Peter Crnokrak


“Love will tear us apart again” maps all known cover versions of the iconic 1979 song by Joy Division. Spanning the 33 years since the record was released, the graph shows the subsequent 168 cover versions arranged in clockwise chronological space. The original 10 song variants recorded by the band occupy the centre top portion of the graph and are radially flanked by the numerous covers. The central cluster is a comparative waveform analysis of the three studio versions (outer ring) recorded by Joy Division and the two posthumous remixes (inner ring) released in 1995. Interestingly, the visualisation shows the inherent variation in song structure from recording to recording as the band engineered the particular sound they wanted the song to express.

The remarkable number of cover versions and the enduring popularity of love will tear us apart is a resounding testament to what is widely considered to be one of the greatest pop songs ever written.


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Location:

Myers School of Art

Emily Davis Gallery
Myers School of Art - University of Akron

150 E. Exchange St Akron, OH 44325

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The Collider Exhibition Series examines the impact, implications and inspiration of the phenomenon generally categorized under the umbrella term New Media within the design practice and fine arts.

The theme for Collider:C6 is data.

dates

Jer Thorp Lecture

October 11, 2013 12:00pm

Closing Reception

October 11, 2013 4:00-6:00pm