SOUNDING VISUAL NEWS
Silk Chroma - visual music music piece created in 2010. Concept and producer - Dermot Furlong. Music composition - Linda Buckley. Visual music composition visuals - Maura McDonnell. Surround sound for installation - Gavin Kearney. More Info
Visual Music Essay
Music Essay, written by Maura McDonnell for the Visual Music Program Catalog for the Visual Music Marathon held in Boston (2007) and New York (2009)
Visual Music Marathon Program Catalog - Boston 2007
An essay on Visual Music was
commissioned by Dennis H. Miller, artistic director of the Visual
Music Marathon. The essay was published in the Visual Music
Marathon Program Catalog. The Visual Music Marathon took place
on April 28th, 2007 at Northeastern University in Boston, USA as
part of the Boston Cyberarts 2007 Festival.
Note: The catalog
version is richly illustrated with image illustrations, the online
version here is text only.
Link to Visual Music Essay (without illustrations)
Link to Visual Music Marathon - Boston 2007
Visual Music Marathon Program Catalog - New York - 2009
The Visual Music Marathon took place again in New York at the Visual Arts Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York City, in April 2009. It consisted of largely the same screening program as was held in Boston in April 2007, but with some variations.
The Visual Music Essay I wrote for the Boston Visual Music Marathon was also included in the program catalog for this event.
The Visual Music Essay is available online in pdf form as part of the full Visual Music Marathon Catalog program that has been made available online. This time there are some illustrations, however, some images due to copyright constraints have not been included, but you can check out these images yourself online.
Visual Music Marathon Program - pdf
(with many illustrations - including essay and screening program)
Highlights of the New York Visual Music Marathon was an introductory talk by Cecille Starr - which was incredible. I was very taken with her encouragement of what was being done with visual music today and her discussions of her friendship with Hans Richter . Highlighted works were the incredible works by Stephanie Maxwell, Bonnie Mitchell, DennisH. Miller and Jean Detheux
Fine Art Animation by Cecille Starr, 1987
Review of Visual Music Marathon
Visual Music Marathon: Musical Fine Art Animation Benchmark May
By Jean Detheux
AWN article reviews the Boston Visual Music Marathon. [13 pages!]
VISUAL MUSIC NOTES
Visual Music Notes - Notes on
Visual Music compiled for teaching purposes
Like most people who are interested in Visual Music and Audio Visual Art/Composition, I collect resources - books, articles and DVDs that are relevant for an investigation into what is visual music. There are not many direct books on the subject, but there are lots of books that are relevant. There are loads of articles in journals like the Leonardo Journal and the Computer Music Journal, but I will compile that list another time. For now, here are some links to visual music related resources on amazon.
I have compiled together some links re books and dvds that are available to purchase at Amazon. I have set up an astore - basically an affiliation set up with Amazon. When you buy a book via my astore, I get a percentage. I am hoping this will help with my website postings - to improve this website and my Visual Music Blog postings. However, its main purpose is to put together some of the books I have been looking at in the last few years
Works and Artists who create Video/Film work with a strong
See Video Links for more links to artist/filmmakers
See Music links for more links to composers and music related information
© 2002 - 2010, Maura McDonnell