From: Myron Ort (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Apr 27 2009 - 17:59:08 PDT
Another aspect of the term "Visual Music" is that the imagery be as
non-referential (abstract) as possible ("absolute cinema"), only
referring to the "abstract" movements and changes that would occur
in music, whether the film be with sound or silent. To get a handle
on the term "abstraction" as applied to things visual I would
recommend the writings of Mondrian. Diagonals and Horizons are still
referential. For me, in this rigorous sense, mandalas and abstract
forms that mimic dancing creatures of any kind or behave and move
like familiar animate things would still also be referential. I am
afraid that images produced from lens light flares ultimately
stemming from reflections of light in the real world are still
referential. Think later Ad Rheinhardt or Russian Supremetism +
electronic sounds. Now we are talking "visual music"........
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