9/20/2019

Composition in Concert (July 9 - September 20)

Da Vinci Art Alliance Group Exhibition

9/20/2019 | 6:00 PM

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Opening Reception:  Tuesday, July 9 at 6pm

The film score embodies the harmonious relationship between music and visual art forms. The interaction between the two has become an integral part of art theory and history, especially since the 20th century. Even when visual art and music do not overtly influence one another, they often share abstract qualities or similar external influences, such as cultural innovation, political movements, or technological developments. Composition in Concert will accompany Lightbox’s film series Shimmering Synths: The Film Music of Tangerine Dream, as an exhibition showcasing visual artwork informed by or in conversation with music.Join us for an opening reception with food, drinks, and a chance to hear from the artists in the exhibition.

The opening will also include a short program of films by John Whitney, author of Digital Harmony: On the Complementarity of Music and Visual Art. "John Whitney's reputation for leadership with computer graphics in visual art has centered upon the centuries old idea (impossible before computer graphics) of 'an art that should look like music sounds.' His unique films demonstrate to the eye that dissonance resolves to consonant patterns of motion.”

Screenings:

Matrix
John Whitney, US, 1971, 16mm, 10min.

Permutations
John Whitney, US, 1968, 16mm, 10min.