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.

Ryoichi Kurokawa - Japan - audiovisual artist

"Ryoichi Kurokawa is a japanese audiovisual artist. His works take on multiple forms such as screening works, recordings, installation and live performance. Kurokawa composes time based sculpture with digital generated materials and field recorded sources, and the minimal and the complexities coexist there. Kurokawa accepts sound and imagery as a unit not as separately, and constructs very exquisite and precise computer based works with the audiovisual language. That shortens mutual distance, the reciprocity and the synchronization of sound and visual composition. He also performed live-visual for musicians such as HUMAN AUDIO SPONGE(ex.YMO: Sketch Show + Ryuichi Sakamoto). In recent years, Kurokawa is invited to numerous noted international festivals and museums in Europe, US and Asia including TATE MODERN[UK], ARS ELECTRONICA[AT], transmediale[DE], Shanghai eARTS[CN], MUTEK[CA], TodaysArt[NL] and SONAR[ES] for exhibition, screening or audiovisual concert, and he continues to be an active presence on the international stage."
Website: http://www.ryoichikurokawa.com/

Youtube:Ryoichi Kurokawa (Osaka, JP) @ cimatics 17/11 video clip - Audiovisual concert



Link to youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtSiVgRDrk4

New work Rheo - audiovisual concert
"rheo is a triptych 5.1 surround sound cross-media performance by Ryoichi Kurokawa (JP). rheo will be premiered on March 19 & 20 at VIA Festival (Maubeuge, FR) and on April 2 & 3 at EXIT Festival (Maison des Arts de Créteil, Paris). (rheo is a Cimatics production)
website: http://www.cimatics.com/cms_site/news/archive/article.php?id=21