The above image is the result of a Processing sketch that takes an audio file, sorts its sample values, and visualizes the current and original position of each sample.  At 44,100 samples per second, the above 10-second audio file has 441,000 arcs.  Height and line color are proportionate to the distance the line travels, otherwise the image would basically be a big block.

Still in refinement, source code forthcoming…

Random lines – reverse sort

Same random line experiment as below, but sorting line by length from shortest (drawn first and thus in the background) to longest (drawn last and therefore in the front), creating a nice wreath-like form.