Visual music, sometimes called “colour music,” refers to the use of musical structures in visual imagery. It also refers to methods or devices which can translate sounds or music into a related visual presentation.

Visual music also refers to systems which convert music or sound directly into visual forms, such as film, video or computer graphics, by means of a mechanical instrument, an artist’s interpretation, or a computational process. The reverse is applicable also, literally converting images to sound by drawn objects and figures on a film’s soundtrack, in a technique known as drawn or graphical sound. Visual music overlaps to some degree with the history of abstract film, though not all Visual music is abstract.

The SeenSound: Visual/Music series provides a space for the presentation of short visual/music works. Visual/Music series commenced in 2011, curated by Melbourne-based audio-visual artist Brigid Burke, and is proudly supported by Loop bar.

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