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A. Wallace Rimington and Colour-Music

story © Michael Betancourt | published October 9, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Visual Music

The History and influence of A. Wallace Rimington's Colour Organ are discussed and debated in these articles about its influence and importance in the UK.






 

Web-Based Visual Music

story © Michael Betancourt | published August 10, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Visual Music

Sergio Maltagliati presents Color Keyboard, a visual music program in Flash.




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The History of Color (or Visual) Music

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 3, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



Visual Music

This is an older article (Animation World Magazine, 1997) that details the long history of "color music" (visual music) from its ancient origins into the modern use of movies to create it.




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Scorable Keyboard for Playing Visual Music

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 3, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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This paper by Robert Emmett Mueller explains how to create "a video color music that can be scored like music and played on a standard electronic keyboard." (in .pdf).




 

The Linguistics of Music

story © Michael Betancourt | published June 28, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Nature is running an article on Physicist Damian Zanette (of the Balseiro Institute in Bariloche, Argentina) who has done research to compare tonal and atonal musical structures for their simularity to language.



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A Dissertation on Visual Music

story © Michael Betancourt | published June 27, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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This dissertation by Jerry Holsopple is an interesting read, mostly because it also discusses new technologies such as After Effects rather than remaining limited to film as most older studies (necessarily) are.




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Theory of Color and Music

story © Michael Betancourt | published June 14, 2004 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print



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Here's the abstract from the current issue of Leonardo. This sounds like something worth looking into, if you're into visual music and color harmonies.

Throughout the centuries there have been numerous attempts to correlate elements within the fields of music and visual art. The author compares the 12- tone musical scale to the 12- hued subtractive pigment color wheel commonly used by artists and applies the principles of consonance and dissonance in musical intervals to their counterparts in color intervals. The main function of this paper is to put forth a paradigm that can be used by artists as a point of departure for their own explorations into the use of color as well as to create a possible method of analyzing works of art to understand why certain color combinations may work well together.