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Interactive visual music

Interactive visual music

Watkins, Julie ORCID: 0000-0001-8872-7041 (2019) Interactive visual music. In: Proceedings of EVA London 2019 (EVA 2019). Electronic Workshops in Computing . ScienceOpen, pp. 302-309. ISSN 1477-9358 (doi:

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How can Visual Music be composed and presented in such an engaging way that it will turn spectators into participants? How to connect a youthful, twenty-first century audience who are keen to update their Instagram story with Visual Music? Visual Music is an art form, which is “an equal and meaningful synthesis of the visible and audible” (Lund & Lund 2009 149) and “is typically non-narrative and non-representational” (Evans 2005 11). Visual Music is often presented as cinema. Cinema audiences are generally considered to be passive spectators, whose “reactions are pre-programmed by the director, crew, cast and writer” (Mackintosh 2003 2). This paper highlights the nexus between, to use McCall’s (2004) terms ‘the cinematic, the sculptural and the pictorial’, with a focus on creating interactive Visual Music installations.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of EVA London 2019 (EVA 2019)
Additional Information: EVA London 2019 conference, Monday 8th July – Thursday 11th July 2019, including a Symposium on Monday 8th July 2019 and a further Research in Education event by invitation for universities on Friday 12th July 2019.
Uncontrolled Keywords: visual music, animation, human traces, light, interactive, embodied, installation
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)
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