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18 Aug 2011

Last chance to register to Understanding Visual Music 2011

Concordia University

Understanding Visual Music 2011
Concordia University, Hexagram and Music Department


Last day to register:
August 19th 2011
August 26th-27th 2011

Eldad Tsabary
1-514-848-2424 #5163

Concordia University - Department of Music
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, GM 500-01, Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1M8

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Registration is open (free) for Understanding Visual Music 2011

Registration is now open for the Understanding Visual Music conference at Concordia University in Montreal on 26/27 of August 2011. Register to reserve a seat until August 19th!

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A two-day conference focused on developing an understanding of the practice of visual music, its definition, related creative and perceptual considerations, current trends, technological innovation, and possible future directions.

The event will take place on Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th of August 2011 and will include paper sessions, panels, and creative works presentations.

Featured presenters, curators, and artists:

Jean Gagnon, Jean Piché, iota center, Dennis Miller, and Lumínico

Paper presenters:
Brian Evans, Angus Forbes, Mark Franz, Adrian Freed, Andrew Hill, Randolph Jordan, Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, Laurie Radford, Lewis Sykes, Jan Thoben, Adam Tindale, Ewa Trebacz, Luigi Allemano, Joseph Hyde, Eleni Michaelidi, and Xárene Eskandar

Jean Detheux, Dennis Miller, Jane Cassidy, Emilie LeBel, Alison Loader, Samuel Pellman, Jean Piché, Insook Choi, Maura McDonnell, Joseph Hyde, Mark + Laura Cetilia, Bruno Degazio, Terry Gambarotto, Patrick Saint-Denis, Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, Julien-Robert Legault Salvail, Donna Hewitt, Angus Forbes


The term 'visual music' is a loose term that describes a wide array of creative approaches to working with sound and image. It may refer to 'visualized music' in which the visual aspect follows the sound's amplitude, spectrum, pitch, or rhythm, often in the form of light shows or computer animation, while in other instances it may refer to 'image sonification' in which the audio is drawn from the image in some fashion. Sometimes visual music describes a non-hierarchical correlation between sound and image, in which both are generated from the same algorithmic process, while in other instances, they are layered without hierarchy or correlation altogether. Both sound and image may be presented live, fixed, or as part of an interactive multimedia installation.

More information is available on the conference website: