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An investigation into composing visual music today

An investigation into composing visual music today

Watkins, Julie ORCID: 0000-0001-8872-7041 (2017) An investigation into composing visual music today. Body, Space & Technology, 16 (02):09. ISSN 1470-9120 (Print), 1470-9120 (Online) (doi:

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This paper will discuss an ongoing investigation into developing methodologies for composing new abstract visual music pieces. This practice-based research is historicised in relation to seminal artists whose works have helped to form the canon of visual music and composers, theorists and scientists whose work touches on the same problematic domain. This investigation highlights both the key seminal influences underpinning the new work and the innovations embodied within it. The methodologies developed through creating several visual music pieces over three years are carefully delineated, affording insights into key intersections of abstract visual music, the idea of synesthesia, and creating art that is less about the self and more about a shared experience.

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Additional Information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence (unless stated otherwise) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Copyright is retained by the authors(s).
Uncontrolled Keywords: visual music, composition, performance, animation, audio visual, singing
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2020 09:25

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