About This Blog

Welcome to The Visual Music Blog

This blog is an independent blog and is not affiliated to any organisation or academic institution nor is it funded.  It is a blog that evolved from the author's passion and interest for visual music.

Maura McDonnell has been creating visual music works since 1997 when she discovered the power of an integrated artistic expression between music and moving image when she did an M.Phil in Music and Media Technologies at Trinity College, Dublin.  Since 1998 Maura has been engaged in extensive research into the field of visual music and is engaged in practice.  She is particularly interested in the historical evolution of the art of visual music and in its many types of contemporary forms and practices.  This blog was started in 2005 in order to share and disseminated discoveries and findings.  

Please get in touch if you would like to include your work or research on this blog.

Contact the author

If you have any suggestions for what to add to this blog or to comment or get in touch in relation to the blog, please do not hesitate to contact Maura at:

Similarly, if you wish to have any post that links to your content that you would like to be removed, please do get in touch, and if you want to make any amendments or additions to any post I may have published on your activity and work do get in touch, or if you would just like to get in touch to connect about visual music, then please do.

Warning: I can sometimes be quite slow to reply but I do read all emails and have so many times blogged about a topic or event as a result of an email, so please do get in touch and I will endeavour to get back in touch asap.

Blog History

The visual music blog was set up in 2005 to bookmark websites, take a screen grab of a part of the website as a visual reference to the content, and have a record of  information on the web that was of interest to the topic of visual music.  It was intended to develop further two documents Maura created for teaching purposes, both which were put online in 2002 and 2003.  The first document titled - Colour and Sound - Visual Music was to support one of her lectures given to students studying music and image in 2002.

Link to Colour and Sound webpage:
The reason for putting the lecture online was to have a html version of the lecture that could be accessed easily in class and it saved me carrying heavy laptops in my commute to teaching.  I liked that html provided links to further resources.  The other document I put online was a pdf of a lecture note given to students in 2003.

Colour and sound website - 2002

Link to pdf of Lecture note on visual music: 
Visual music lecture notes 2003
The pdf lecture notes were created for similar reasons to the colour and sound webpage, I liked that the pdf format created a very tidy looking document!
Visual music lecture notes - 2003