The Visual Music blog gathers snap shot of websites that document work, artists, filmmakers, composers, musicians, video artists, exhibitions, call for worlds and events that work with the art and medium of visual and sound. All forms and presentations are considered. This blog contains an extensive archive as it has been active since 2005.

Jean Piché - videomusic

Jean Piché - videomusic b (1951) Canada

"Jean Piché is a composer who has developed into a video artist over the past few years. His practice meshes moving images and music in a new hybrid form he calls videomusic. In his beginnings as an electroacoustic composer in the 1970s, he was one of the very first Canadians to employ the then emerging digital audio technologies. He has produced works in every genre of electroacoustics for mixed and acousmatic to live-electronics. His work aims for poetic expression beyond any sort of formalism. The work has been alternately described as confounding, colorful and virtuosistic." source text

Jean Piché's website provides information, documentation and Quicktime video clips on his videomusic, sound music work. He has also has created a software programme Cecilia (which can be downloaded from his site) to make sound. "Sound in its widest definition. Sound as music, sound as composition, sound as accessory."

Jean Piché - eXpress for three channel video and stereo sound (2001)

"The highly kinetic allure of eXpress is obtained by forcing a very fast camera shutter speed with a large aperture. Trajectories and velocities ... kinetic outrage... fields, village, city." source text Quicktime video clip available.

Jean Piché - Spin (1999 -2000)

Spin is for three channel video and stereo sound (1999 - 2000)

"Spin is a metaphorical representation of musical time, color and form. Synchronicity (or "synchrèse") is not a primary concern...Musical ideas were the determining guide for the elaboration of visual sequences, but the music was composed after the visuals" source text Quicktime video clip available

Jean Piché - Sieves

Jean Piché's videomusic was part of SOUNDplay

's programme in November 2004 (Canada), produced by New Adventures in Sound Art. The image presented on this site illustrating a screen shot from the videomusic "Sieve" is very striking.

Blog update May 2011

Watch Jean Piche beautiful work on his vimeo channel:


eXpress from Jean Piché on Vimeo.


Spin from Jean Piché on Vimeo.