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The Occular Harpsicord

story © Michael Betancourt | published November 26, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Visual Music

Maarten Franssen has an exhaustive, fascinating history of Jesuit Father Castel's color organ. [in .PDF]






 

'Abstraction Now' Catalog

story © Michael Betancourt | published November 12, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Visual Music

Abstraction Now a German video exhibition has posted their entire (and somewhat pricey) catalog on line as a .pdf. Interesting read.






 

Christian Hogue's Abstract Visual Music

story © Michael Betancourt | published October 25, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Visual Music

The Brittish show Mix Masters has a video of spiro/nano/dietoms by Christian Hogue, sound by Jesper Norda.






 

Read the First Light Catalog

story © Michael Betancourt | published September 20, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Visual Music

Robert Haller's First Light exhibition catalog is on-line with lots of good writing about abstract film. The book is available here.






 

Visual Music from Iota

story © Michael Betancourt | published September 14, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Visual Music

Last year the Iota Center decided to produce the first volume of work from members of the iota list as a DVD compilation. Visual Music from Iota, volume one is an anthology showcasing the variety and complexity of approaches and techniques being employed by artists working with visual music and abstraction.

It's available from the iota store.




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Fischinger Paintings

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 9, 2005 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Visual Music

Jack Rutberg Gallery has a new exhibit of Oskar Fischinger Paintings on view. This is clearly a tie-in to the large visual music show at the LA MOCA.




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Light Moving in Time, by William C. Wees

story © Michael Betancourt | published December 30, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Visual Music

Browse the contents of this study of avant-garde film aesthetics. It looks like you can get a good sense of what the book argues and covers from the extensive samples of this book posted on-line. (Recommended.)






 

Fischinger Films, a family project

story © Michael Betancourt | published December 13, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Visual Music

Oskar Fischinger's brother Hans also worked in film according to the Cinovid database.




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Articulated Light

story © Michael Betancourt | published December 7, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Visual Music

The catalog for Articulated Light: Abstract Film in America is on-line (RTF format) in the Vasulka archive. This is a good catalog with essays and historical information about the entire program.





 

Kinetic Notation System

story © Michael Betancourt | published December 5, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Visual Music

Shawn Gray has an extensive notation system with theory and discussion posted here.