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      Optical Research: A Curated Visual Music Collection

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts

      7 & 9 July 2015

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          Optical Research is a curated collection of visual music by a group of 12 international artists, which has recently been presented as a DVD, a gallery installation, and will be presented at the British Computer Society Electronic Visualisation and the Arts: EVA London 2015.

          ‘Visual music’ describes a form of filmmaking in which animated visual images of a typically abstract nature are arranged into music-like structures (Brougher & Mattis, 2005). While the origins of visual music lie in the early colour organ inventions or the paintings of artists such as Kandinsky, ‘visual music’ as a form of experimental film-making in the mid 20th Century was pioneered by artists such as John Whitney, Oskar Fischinger, Jordan Belson and others. John Whitney sought to provide a form of ‘visual harmony’ that mirrored that provided within music (Whitney, 1981). Jordan Belson’s work explores similar approaches, but was particularly concerned with the use of abstract visuals in order to reflect music of the ‘inner eye’, which related aspects of internal experience. Perhaps the most well known example of visual music however is Walt Disney’s Fantasia (1940), which uses animated cartoon narratives to reflect well-known orchestral pieces of music.

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          Making Films for the Inner Eye: Jordan Belson, James Whitney, Paul Sharits

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              Conference
              July 2015
              July 2015
              : 371-372
              Affiliations
              Glyndŵr University

              Plas Coch Campus, Mold Road

              Wrexham, LL112AW, North Wales, UK
              Article
              10.14236/ewic/eva2015.82
              © Jonathan Weinel Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA London 2015, UK

              This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

              Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015)
              EVA
              London, UK
              7 & 9 July 2015
              Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
              Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
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              Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
              Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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              Electronic Workshops in Computing

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