REVIEWING THE TRANSFORMATION OF SOUND TO IMAGE IN NEW COMPUTER MUSIC SOFTWARE

Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

SMC Conference 2007 (2007)

URL:

files/proceedings/2007/9.pdf

Abstract:

In the following essay we are going to analyse the relationship between sound and image in computer music. We will be examining sound visualisation software, and its evolution over the thirty-five year timespan in which it has existed. How we judge software, is based on aesthetic criteria, the way they were handed down to us from theories of abstract painting (20th century avant-garde) , the theory of montage by Sergei Eisenstein, of neurophysiology (synesthesia, muscular images) and of the successful correspondence of the two media (pixel and music) in the works and theory of James Whitney.