MAPP 493/3.0 Visual Music
NOTE Administered by the Department of Film and Media.
LEARNING HOURS 120 (36L;24Lb;60P).
An introduction to the history, theory, aesthetics and applications of Visual Music, a term broadly categorizing experiments in art and science which closely mesh visual and sonic media, often deriving image from sound, or vice versa. In this course we will examine relationships between music/sound and image, with attention to historical and contemporary experimentation in the realms of acoustic and electronic music, film/video, 2D drawing and painting, sculpture, intermedia installation, dance, and theatre. We will consider visual music and its practitioners from the 1600s to the present, from concepts of mapping tones to colours, to the many machines imagined and invented for combining colours with sounds or using graphics to generate sound, to experimental cinema and expressions of visual music in contemporary animation, theatre and live concert performance.