RECENT BOOKS - Topic of VIsual Music
Growing literature in the field of Visual Music
When I started to explore the topic of audio visual composition and started to use the term 'visual music' in 1999 to describe my own practice and research, there were very few books on the topic of Visual Music as such. However, there is a very rich source of texts in Journals on particular areas of practice and related areas of research and the term visual music did come forth in these journals, but was not prominent. I started to gather these articles as they were precious sources of information about other people's work and research and very exciting to learn about. The term itself came to prominence with the publication of the catalogue 'Visual Music' for a major Visual Music Exhibition held in the US. Now there is a growing literature in the field. Here are some recent and forthcoming publications.
Recent and Forthcoming Publications
The Visual Music Film by Aimee Mollaghan, August 2015
Visual Music Masters: Abstract Explorations of Past and Present Artists by Adriano Abbado, March 2016
Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art, edited by Gabrielle Jennings and Kate Mondloch, October 2015
Brian Eno: Visual Music, Christopher Scoates, December 2013