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Synaesthesia

“Synaesthesia: From Greek syn (together) and aisthesis (perception). Meaning “joined perception.” Synesthesia is a condition in which one sense (for example, hearing) issimultaneously perceived as if by one or more additional senses (such as sight). Another form of synesthesia joins objects such as letters, shapes, numbers or people’s names with a sensory perception such as […]

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Mary Ellen Bute

Mary Ellen Bute (1906 – 1983) was a pioneer American film animator, producer, and director. Her specialty was visual music. While working in New York City between 1934 and 1953, Bute made fourteen short abstract musical films. Many of these were seen in regular movie theaters usually preceding a prestigious film. Filmography from Wikipedia Synchromy – 1933, collaboration with Joseph Schillinger and Lewis Jacobs [unfinished]. Rhythm […]

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Research 2.3 Visual Music

Abstract Animation or Visual Music Abstract animation of music originated in early experiments to develop machinesto link the musical scale with a corresponding scale of colour and light. The first of such machines was developed long before the advent of film, in 1730 by French mathematician Louis Bertrand Castel. His Ocular Harpsichord replaced the pitches […]