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Nonexistent Artforms and the Case of Visual Music

Jerrold Levinson

in Contemplating Art: Essays in Aesthetics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199206179
eISBN:
9780191709982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206179.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This essay has two parts. The first proposes some ways of thinking about the field of nonexistent arts as whole, in effect making some advance inroads into it. The second part tries to cast light on ... More


Silent Music and Static Motion: The Audiovisual History of Video

Holly Rogers

in Sounding the Gallery: Video and the Rise of Art-Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199861408
eISBN:
9780199332731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861408.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

This chapter unpacks the hypothesis that early video was used by artist-composers to bring together the separate but related histories of music and art. Starting in the early modern era, it ... More


The Music of Gustav Mahler in Experimental Film Contexts: Questions of Visual Music and Intermedial Theory

Jeremy Barham

in The Music and Sound of Experimental Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190469894
eISBN:
9780190469931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469894.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The anniversary years of the composer Gustav Mahler (150 years of his birth in 2010, 100 years of his death in 2011) took place in the age of digital media, whose technological possibilities afforded ... More


Isomorphic Cadences: Film as ‘Musical’

K. J. Donnelly

in Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199773497
eISBN:
9780199358816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773497.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter argues that musical sensibility and sensitivity are of benefit for critically addressing sound in film, and indeed film and audiovisual culture more generally. Sometimes music and sound ... More


The Spirit Inside Each Object: Oskar Fischinger, Sound Phonography, and the “Inner Eye”

Richard H. Brown

in Through the Looking Glass: John Cage and Avant-Garde Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190628079
eISBN:
9780190628116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190628079.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter addresses the question of sound on film, that is, the optical imprint of sound in the recording mechanism within the realm of visual music studies. The conceptual critique of visual ... More


Listening to Incense: Melomania and the Pathos of Emancipation

Jed Rasula

in History of a Shiver: The Sublime Impudence of Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199396290
eISBN:
9780199396320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396290.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Reflecting the eminence to which music had risen by the latter decades of the nineteenth century, all the arts of the fin de siècle were infused with an aura of expectancy as they sought to induce ... More


Introduction

Holly Rogers

in The Music and Sound of Experimental Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190469894
eISBN:
9780190469931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469894.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Introduction situates the subsequent chapters within the wider discourses on music and the moving image, and on experimental film. It identifies several threads that run through the book, most of ... More


Inner Sound: Altered States of Consciousness in Electronic Music and Audio-Visual Media

Jonathan Weinel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190671181
eISBN:
9780190671228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190671181.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Inner Sound explores how altered states of consciousness have shaped the design of electronic music and audio-visual media. The book begins by discussing consciousness, and how this may change during ... More


Synaesthetic Overdrive

Jonathan Weinel

in Inner Sound: Altered States of Consciousness in Electronic Music and Audio-Visual Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190671181
eISBN:
9780190671228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190671181.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses altered states of consciousness in audio-visual media, such as films, psychedelic light shows, and VJ performances. First, some background theory is introduced, explaining the ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Weinel

in Inner Sound: Altered States of Consciousness in Electronic Music and Audio-Visual Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190671181
eISBN:
9780190671228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190671181.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This introduction to Inner Sound: Altered States of Consciousness in Electronic Music and Audio-Visual Media outlines the background, aims, and scope of the book. The chapter begins by introducing ... More


The Audible Life of the Image: Godard

David Wills

in Inanimation: Theories of Inorganic Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698820
eISBN:
9781452954301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698820.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Jean-Luc Godard’s cinema can, by his own admission, be understood to be searching for a visual music. This chapter examines moments in Week-end, In Praise of Love and Our Music where the image-sound ... More


The Music and Sound of Experimental Film

Holly Rogers and Jeremy Barham (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190469894
eISBN:
9780190469931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469894.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book explores music- and sound-image relationships in non-mainstream screen repertoire from the earliest examples of experimental audiovisuality to the most recent forms of expanded and digital ... More


Through The Looking Glass: John Cage and Avant-Garde Film

Richard H. Brown

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190628079
eISBN:
9780190628116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190628079.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Through the Looking Glass examines John Cage’s interactions and collaborations with avant-garde and experimental filmmakers, and in turn seeks out the implications of the audiovisual experience for ... More


Expanded Cinema in Los Angeles: the Single Wing Turquoise Bird

David E. James

in West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677252
eISBN:
9781452947440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677252.003.0009
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on the Single Wing Turquoise Bird, the premier light show in Los Angeles as well as one of the best in the world during the last years of the 1960s and the first of the 1970s. ... More


Absolute Sounding Images: Abstract Film and Radio Drama of the 1920s as Complementary Forms of a Media-Specific Art

Dieter Daniels

in The Music and Sound of Experimental Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190469894
eISBN:
9780190469931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469894.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the Weimar Republic in the years between 1920 and 1930, the then “new” media of film and radio led to absolute forms of art whose aesthetics were guided by their idiosyncratic technological ... More


Discontinuities and Resynchronisations: The Use of Sound in Polish Experimental Cinema from the 1930s to the 1980s

Daniel Muzyczuk

in The Music and Sound of Experimental Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190469894
eISBN:
9780190469931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469894.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores three distinct attempts in Polish film history to use the medium for research into synaesthesia. The first can be found in the films of Franciszka and Stefan Themerson made ... More


They’ll Take Whatever You Feed Them: Reflections on Projection in Live Audiovisual Performance

Cornelia Lund

in Practices of Projection: Histories and Technologies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190934118
eISBN:
9780190934156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190934118.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates the approaches to projection we find in the field of live audiovisual performance. This field comprises different kinds of performative expressions working with live ... More


Betzy Bromberg

Scott MacDonald

in The Sublimity of Document: Cinema as Diorama

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190052126
eISBN:
9780190052164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052126.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Following a transformative experience while filming in the catacombs in Paris, Betzy Bromberg radically changed her approach to filmmaking, and in recent years has produced feature-length, 16mm films ... More


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