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.

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