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.

Fractal - Synthesis Screening Events


Fractal is a contemporary music production company set up by Anna Murray and Philip Lawson. It aims to create new contexts for contemporary music through informal settings and collaboration with other media. We are dedicated to new Irish music, programming full concerts of works by Irish composers, including specially commissioned music.

Fractal have put on a number of music concert events that included a visual element, some of these have been in a music performance setting, where visual artists worked on creating visuals for existing music compositions (or did both for the case of a music composer creating their own visuals).  
Their first concert was for the Dublin Culture Night in 2012, this concert also toured Dublin, Mayo and Cork.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/FractalMusicDublin for more information

Synthesis

Two innovative programmes have been curated in partnership with the IFI (Irish Film Institute) with the apt title of Synthesis.  Here, audiovisual works were presented in a cinema screening setting, in their own words the Synthesis programmes "explores the ways in which music and video come together to explore ideas."

For more information on these events
Programme
Trish McAdam – Rough Time (2012) 12'30”
Luke Balbirnie and Marc Balbirnie – Trigeminal Neuralgia (2012) 4'33”
Maximilian le Cain and Karen Power – Involuntary Participation (2013) 11
David Collier – Shift (2012) 4'30”
Maura McDonnell and Linda Buckley – Silk Chroma (2010) 11'20"
Mark Linnane and Cortisol Quintet – Raining Out of a Low Sky and the Tide Way Out (2010) 2'41”
Aki Aro/Mark Linnane/ Colm Tobin and Donnacha Dennehy – The Weathering (2004) 14'05”
Mary Leonard and Sebastian Adams – Lightbulb (2012) 3'15"

Synthesis 2 - 24th September 2013 https://www.facebook.com/events/560652297329336/
Programme
Francis Heery and Irene Murphy – Cabin Fever (2013) 10'
Anna Murray - Nautilus (2012) 5'
Jonathan Nangle and Agnieska Kaminska - Winter Tells Lies (2007), 12'
Camilla Fanning - A Day in A Life (2013) world premiere
Hugh Rodgers - New Work (2013) world premiere
Marie Hanlon and Emma O'Halloran - Truth and Beauty (2013)