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WORK: Amach Amárach (Out Tomorrow) by Matt Winston

A beautiful visual music piece titled Amach Amárach (Out Tomorrow), Electronics, Flute and Piano in Eb Major where visuals and music are composed by Matt Winston can be viewed online.  Frame from the film, 'Amach Amárach (Out Tomorrow)' Matt graduated from the MMT programme in 2021 and I was his supervisor for his project in which one of the outputs was this beautiful film.  The film was premiered at the  MMT 2021 Exhibition which was online because of the Pandemic.    The Visual Music Piece is inspired by Chromesthetic Art and the Synaesthesia phenomenon. Filmed on Kodak Tri-X Black & White Super 8 film and digitally processed using Adobe After Effects. Video Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzjzQf6OmWU Matt Winston - Amach Amárach (Out Tomorrow), 2021

MuVi 6 - Video and Moving Image on Synaesthesia and Visual Music
BOOK, SCREENING, WEBSITE: MuVi6. Video and Moving Image on Synaesthesia and Visual Music (2022). - An exciting innovative multiple production presentation of the best in multidisciplinary artwork research and practice in visual music and videos exploring synaesthesia.  Cover of Book:MuVi 6 MuVi 6 is an annual showcase of innovative and exciting moving image video art works that explore either a visual music expression or synaesthesia or both. This year, the premiere screening will take place at the end of October, 2022 and is taking place as part of the VII International Congress “Synaesthesia: Science & Art” Palacio Abacial and Convento de Capuchinos, Alcalá la Real (Jaén, Spain) Facultad de Bellas Artes Alonso Cano, Universidad de Granada (Spain)   This is multip…

BOOK LAUNCH - Live Visuals: History, Theory, Practice
TWO EVENTS to make the occasion of the launch of the book publication: Live Visuals Live Visuals Book Launch , November 5th, 2022, BFI, London -  Live Visuals Book Launch After Party , - Live Audio-Visual Performances, November 6th, 2922 Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane (Royal Street Corner), SE1 7LG LIVE VISUALS BOOK LAUNCH The Live Visuals book launch will be held in the BFI, Southbank London on the 5th November, 2022 from 13:00 to 19:00 pm.  The book launch celebrates the launch of Live Visuals: History, Theory, Practice, edited by Steve Gibson, Stefan Arisona, Donna Leishman and Atau Tanaka, which was recently published by Routledge - https://routledge.pub/Live-Visuals Live Visuals - BOOK LAUCH Live Visuals is both an overarching history of real-time visuals…

Svetlana Rudenko - Pianist - Music and Art Concert - Dublin
Concert:  Jack B. Yeats AR and other Art Music Piano: Dr   Svetlana Rudenko  Talk: Prof Mads Haahr 19th September, 2022, 7.30 pm John Field Room National Concert Hall, Dublin Svetlana Rudenko and Collaborators on Music and Art Concert, with Talk/Narrative by Prof. Mads Haahr, Trinity College Dublin presented a concert of Music and Art Music Works Svetlana Rudenko performs an exciting programme of music accompanied by various art presentations, National Concert Hall, Dublin, September 19th, 2022 On Monday 19th September 2022, the innovative and talented concert pianist Dr Svetlana Rudenko performed an exciting programme of music which included a varied and interesting visual art element.  Svetlana collaborated with several artists and computer scientists to provide the…

CALL FOR WORKS, PAPERS, CONCERTS - Sound/Image22
Press Release CALL FOR WORKS – SOUND/IMAGE22 18-20 November 2022, University of Greenwich This festival brings together artists and experts exploring the relationship between sounds and images, and the images which sounds can construct by themselves. We actively encourage applications from candidates of all ethnicities, backgrounds and genders, who are traditionally underrepresented. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Submit your proposals for – TALKS, CONCERTS, SCREENINGS, PERFORMANCES, INSTALLATIONS – exploring diverse areas of sound / image practice, including (but not limited to): Audio-Visual Composition; Visual Music; Acousmatic Music; Expanded Cinema; Experimental Film; AV Performances; Sound and Image Relationships; Sonic Image; …

Journal on Synaesthesia and Art available to purchase now
The Journal: 'Synaesthesia: Cross-Sensory Aspects of Cognitive Activity Across Science and Artack' is available in print and is available to purchase now. Cover photo of Svetlana Rudenko, visuals by Maura McDonnell. IASAS, 2019 Available now It is very exciting to see the cover photo for the just published journal - Synaesthesia: Cross-Sensory Aspects of Cognitive Activity Across Science and Art is of a photograph from the multimedia concert in which pianist Svetlana Rudenko and I (visuals) collaborated on in Moscow in 2019. Anton Dorso has edited the journal bringing together and documenting all the presentations, papers, art exhibits, concerts, and all aspects of the conference. See CC Harts post below for links to the journal and for details and how t…

Jim Andrews - Interactive Audio + Color music + Digital Poetry - 2022
Jim Andrews Jim Andrews is a net artist, poet, programmer, visual and audio artist, mathematician and essayist. Andrews has created a new interactive audio, colour music and digital poetry application, titled Enigma n2022 that can be accessed via the internet in your own browser to create a variety of sounds and visual music. First use is free, then the app can be purchased and downloaded from a range of app stores. From the words of Jim in his press release, he describes Enigma n2022 as "a philosophical music & poetry toy for poets, musicians & philosophers from the age of 7 up. This is a new sort of poem. A new sort of music. A new sort of toy. A new sort of instrument. A new sort of art. This puts it all together." Credits:  Jim Andrews: Concept, c…

PUBLICATION: Synesthesia: intersensory aspects of cognitive activity in science and art
PUBLICATION:  Synesthesia: intersensory aspects of cognitive activity in science and art Svetlana Rudenko (Pianist) and Maura McDonnell (Visual Music Artist) - Visual Music Collaboration on Scriabin Piano Sonata No.5., Moscow, 2019 Cover of Publication: Proceedings of the II International Conference of the International Association of Synesthetes, Artists and Scientists (IASAS) The book consists of the proceedings and materials of the II International Conference of the International Association of Synesthetes, Artists and Scientists (IASAS).  The title of the conference was  Synaesthesia: Cross-Sensory Aspects of Cognition Across Science and Art and it was held in Moscow.   The editor-in-chief for this publication is A.V. Sidoroff-Dorso ( IASAS Vice President  of Acade…

CALL FOR WORKS - MuVi6 - VISUAL MUSIC
MuVi6 (2022) MuVi6 invites artists, musicians, designers and performers, also professors and university students, to submit proposals of videos to be part of a public exhibition, with performances and discussions. Visual Music exhibition is part of the VII International Congress "Synaesthesia: Science & Art", to be held from the 26th to the 29th of October 2022, Faculty of Fine Art "Alonso Cano", University of Granada, and Convento de Capuchinos, Alcalá la Real (Jaén, Spain) Deadline for Submissions Latest date for submissions is 30 May 2022. Dates of Exhibition 26th to the 29th of October 2022. Where Alcalá la Real, Jaén, Spain (Convento de Capuchinos) Granada, Spain (University of Granada, Faculty of Fine Arts "Alonso Cano") Topic Th…

FORTHCOMING BOOK: Live Visuals History, Theory, Practice
BOOK: L ive Visuals  History, Theory, Practice Edited By Steve Gibson, Stefan Arisona, Donna Leishman, Atau Tanaka Copyright Year 2023  Available to order July 2022 Live Visuals History, Theory, Practice Book Cover - 1st Edition https://www.routledge.com/Live-Visua-ls-History-Theory-Practice/Gibson-Arisona-Leishman-Tanaka/p/book/9781032252681 ISBN 9781032252681 July 29, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge 576 Pages 128 B/W Illustrations This volume surveys the key histories, theories and practice of artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, architects, and technologists that have worked and continue to work with visual material in real-time. Covering a wide historical period from Pythagoras’ mathematics of music and colour in ancient Greece, to Castel’s ocular harpsichord i…

The Art of Sound and Light, St Petersburg
SECOND INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND PRACTICAL CONFERENCE "THE ART OF SOUND AND LIGHT", SAINT PETERSBURG, took place from OCTOBER 18–20, 2021. The conference was online this year.  The conference was organised and hosted by: The Department of Organology inside the Russian Institute for the History of the Arts, the Foundation for support of the audiovisual and technological art “Prometheus” (Foundation “Galeev-Prometheus”) and Sergey Zorin’s Optical Theater.  https://artcenter.ru/en/second-international-scientific-and-practical-conference-the-art-of-sound-and-light/   The three day event was co-ordinated by Olga Viktorovna Kolganova — Department of Organology Scientific Research Scientist, Russian Institute for the History of Art (St. Petersburg). The organis…

Call for Paper Submissions - The Art of Sound and Light - St Petersberg
Second International Scientific and Practical Conference "The Art of Sound and Light" - Deadline September 10th 2021 Call for Paper Submissions - Second International Scientific and Practical Conference "The Art of Sound and Light" (to be held St. Petersburg, October 18–20, 2021 and with online Zoom facility to attend and present).  Details below. The deadline for applications for the International Scientific Conference "The Art of Sound and Light" has been extended until September 10th 2021 - Submit Abstracts for papers for this conference.  Applications for participation in the conference are accepted until September 10, 2021 to: email addresses: kolganova.spb@gmail.com or instrum_conf@mail.ru   Information THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF R…

Crash Ensemble - [R E A C T I O N S] - Ireland
New Music Dublin 2021 New Music Dublin was held online this year. Several musicians, music ensembles, artists, producers, composers brought us over 15 virtual performances with 33 world premieres of new music compositions and it was streamed on http://newmusicdublin.ie. A quote of the sheer effort to bring this festival to fruition is below. So New Music Dublin 2021 is, explicitly, a festival for lockdown conditions. It’s a set of ideas, a programme made up of solutions to the question posed above: how do we make music together, when we can’t be together? These solutions stretch from how to get orchestras back together – both on stage, and remotely – through to making music individually, and from music beamed-over-thousands-of-miles internationally, to wholly u…

Ion Concert Media - Visuals synced for Live Music Concerts
A really interesting development for a multimedia company to provide music concert visuals that you can purchase online. Ion Concert Media is a multimedia company based in Minneapolis, MN, US, that have developed Muséik, a new digital sync software that makes it easy to synchronize digital media with live music for Orchestra,   Concert Band, Choirs, Worship, Rock & Pop and Theater.  Many of the productions work with images and music in a style akin to a visual music production.  Ion Concert Media are providing development opportunities for visual and music live show producing, to what they say is digital show control for the 21st Century. Information Muséik combines revolutionary digital sync technology with an online library of pre-licensed rentable digital show c…

Freska and AUJIK music video collaboration - Flows
An interesting visual exploring a type of digital nature in the new music project "Flows" recently released by Freska and with music video collaboration by AUJIK. PRESS RELEASE In "Flows", the two artists Freska and AUJIK tried to visualize and voice the paradox of nature, which is its refinement and primitiveness and creates a conflict of these two categories, leading to chaos in this world, through which evolution is born.  Refined nature consists of evolved technology such as robotics, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, DNA manipulations, and body enhancements. The Primitive includes fauna, flora, and the Earth itself with its precious stones, minerals, and metals. The pulsating foliage and advanced interfaces that emerge in the biosphere se…

ARTIST FOCUS: Alberto Novello - JesterN
Alberto Novello is a new media artist and visual music composer who uses laser, modified CRT monitors and oscilloscopes to create audiovisual compositions in which the sound and video signals are the same.  He works on collaborations. Alberto Novello - Frame from Feedback Plane#2 Alberto Novello's art practice approach "Alberto Novello a.k.a. JesterN ’s practice uses found or decontextualized analogue devices to investigate the connections between light and sound in the form of contemplative installations and performances. He repurposes and modifies tools from our analogue past: oscilloscopes, early game consoles, analogue video mixers, and lasers. He is attracted to their intrinsic limitations and strong ‘personalities’: fluid beam movement, vivid colors, inf…

PAPER: Julie Watkins - Composing Visual Music - Published 2018
Julie Watkins, a practicing visual music artist and theories the in field published the following paper, 'Composing Visual Music: Visual Music Practice at the Intersection of Technology, Audio-visual Rhythms and Human Traces' in 2018. It is published by the Body, Space & Technology journal and is available to read on their website. Read Online:  https://www.bstjournal.com/articles/10.16995/bst.296/# This article is an excellent article on Visual Music and it raises several theoretical ideas as well as analysis of the author's own visual music practice and research intertwined with a very rich source of references to key texts and works in the field. Harvard Citation: Watkins, J., 2018. Composing Visual Music: Visual Music Practice at the Intersection of…

Sound & Image Aesthetics and Practices - 360º Exhibition Tour - 2020
2020 marks the fifth year of the SOUND/IMAGE colloquium held at University of Greenwich, London. For 2020, the colloquium is celebrating the publication of an edited volume, featuring artists and academics who have participated in the first years of the conference.   Sound Image Exhibition - University of Greenwich, Stockwell Street Building The book reference is: KNIGHT-HILL, A (2021) Sound & Image: Aesthetics and Practices. Routledge: New York.  https://www.routledge.com/Sound-and-Image-Aesthetics-and-Practices/Knight-Hill/p/book/9780367271466 To celebrate the achievements and continuing success of the SOUND/IMAGE conference, they have hosted an exhibition in the Project Space at the University of Greenwich, Stockwell Street Building The exhibition featured audio…

SeenSound Visual Music
The SeenSound: Visual/Music series provides a space for the presentation of short visual/music works.  "SeenSound is a regular monthly event in Melbourne, Australia, showcasing a wide range of local and international audio-visual works from around the world, with a specific focus on live improvisation. Running formally since 2012, SeenSound emerged from the work of local a/v artists Brigid Burke, Mark Pedersen and Roger Alsop, and has expanded to include a host of regular contributors and guests." Source: [ link ] The Visual/Music series commenced in 2011, curated by Melbourne-based audio-visual artist Brigid Burke, and is supported by Loop bar.   In recent times, it has been curating and presenting monthly editions and screenings online, archived on their w…

Seeing Sound Symposium 2020 - Online
Seeing Sound is an informal practice-led symposium exploring multimedia work which foregrounds the relationship between sound and image. It explores areas such as visual music, abstract cinema, experimental animation, audiovisual performance and installation practice through paper sessions, screenings, performances and installations. Seeing Sound Symposium - Bath Spa University For 2020, the Seeing Sound Symposium is taking place online over two days on 12th December and 13th December 2020.    The call for works, panels and papers closes 16th November, 2020 Call for Submissions NOTE EXTENDED DEADLINE to midnight GMT Monday 16th November 2020 http://www.seeingsound.co.uk/2020-submissions/ The Seeing Sound Symposium has been taking place biannually since 2009 and the we…

ARTIST: Timo Kahlen - Sound Sculptor and Media Art
Timo Kahlen - Intermedia Sound sculptor and media artist Timo Kahlen (* 1966) has been creating subtle, intriguing, eye- and earcatching, temporary media sculptures and sound installations for more than 30 years. Presenting challenges to our imagination and perception, Kahlen has chosen to work with new, often unusual, transient and ‘immaterial‘ media: with wind and steam, with light and shade, with pixels and dust, with sound, vibration and noise. "It‘s a paradox. In the dirty twittering, gurgling, hissing, roaring, growling, whistling, thundering, humming, droning, grinding, snapping, rustling and crackling noises we discover unexpected beauty...” Source: http://www.timo-kahlen.de/projectsbiogr.htm WORKS and PROJECTS Works that Kahlen has created have been categ…

DEBUT EP: Ciclos and Music Video by Hannah Lee
Hannah Lee,  a producer / DJ from Los Angeles currently based in Quito, Ecuador   has just recently released her debut EP Ciclos  [October 16, 2020] - a four track EP on Mexican label Vaarios Artistas and a new music video to accompany one of the tracks of the EP. There are some really lovely electronic sounds here and some interesting ideas being explored.  The music video track featured here 'Self Care is Part of Resistance' explores a great idea for todays hectic world.  I am really liking this title and what it suggests - self care is powerful and great to express this through music and video. Ciclos EP Ciclos is a sonic journey that purges the subconscious to find inner peace. Developing textured samples, the EP oscillates between ambient and experimental …