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.

A Concrete Cinema?

A Concrete Cinema? one of several articles and presentations by Christian Gosvig Olesen on the Curating the Moving Image Blog. Christian has researched this area with great thoroughness and his articles are an excellent resource for those tracking the history of visual music and audiovisual work where there one of its main focuses is on music. In contemporary audiovisual practice, visuals are presented with electroacoustic music and in particular there are many contemporary flavours of music concrete music being used alongside a visual equivalent - a moving image concrete. Concrete cinema is a most apt term here as used by Christian in his articles. He traces the connections with Pierre Schaeffer, whom used the term cinéma concret to describe the intention to work with cinema and music where the cinema is 'A visual counterpoint to what he, together with fellow composer Pierre Henry, had conceived as musique concrète in the late 1940′s." [Source: http://2011.curatingthemovingimage.org/blog/2011/03/16/3075/ ]


Website links:
Articles and posts by Christian Gosvig Olesen
A Concrete Cinema? link
Schaeffer on media research within the O.R.T.F. link
Aural Vision and Non-Sense – A certain cinema… that one could call concrete link
Concrete Cinema – Moodboard + Sketches link
Concrete cinema – Visual Exploration link
A brief note on the term “Concrete cinema” link
A Sketch for a retrospective of Concrete cinema link
Christian's workplan link