The CVM Symposium 2018: Exploring and Preserving Visual Music
explore the theories, histories and practices of Visual Music. It
features two days of talks and presentations from international
scholars, researchers, students, curators, archivists and artists (August 14-15),
plus a final half day Closing Event at Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Set in Sonoma County's wine county, the
Symposium also includes a private opening reception at a winery the evening of August 13. Five screenings occur
historical and new visual music work, including a program of New Restorations (Fischinger, Lye, Belson, Conner, Dockum and more, with surprises from several archives); a 16mm program of treasures from the CVM Archive, a Fischinger program, and more.
Center for Visual Music is pleased to present this symposium in association
with Sonoma State University at their Rohnert Park campus in Sonoma
County, CA (approx. 1 hour 15 minutes north of San Francisco). Opening and closing wine receptions are off-campus; the closing event is presented with Sebastopol Center for the Arts.
Speakers' abstracts are online now, and early bird discounted registration ends May 30. The CVM Symposium 2018 features
Oskar Fischinger & restoring the Raumlichtkunst project; James Whitney, Norman McLaren, John Cage and his interactions with Brakhage and VanDerBeek,
Charles Blanc-Gatti, color organs,
music visualization, mapping musical scores, sonification,
IML & visual music
hybrid analog/digital live
performance, 1960s psychedelic light shows, oscilloscopes,
preserving video processing instruments, an Artist's Talk by visual/sound artist Steve Roden, and much more. Also featured are several video spotlights: one by Mary Ellen Bute's biographer, and another of Barbara Fischinger discussing and demonstrating Oskar's Lumigraph.
Join us in wine country!
Please note, tickets to the opening winery reception are going quickly and will sell out. Thanks to: SSU Film Studies, Sonoma Film Institute, Brad and Mary Glanden, Kit Smyth Basquin and Anonymous
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