2Sound/image relations in videomusic

A typological proposition

Myriam Boucher and Jean Piché

Introduction: another typology?

Having worked in the videomusic form for a number of years, we felt the need to examine how visuals linked to music operate on the receptive level. What role do the relational linkage of music and moving images play in the expressivity of a work? Beyond the tools used, how is this expression built and articulated? Where does its meaning reside? Our typology is a step towards understanding why videomusical discourse is, precisely, discursive.

Arising from visual music, video art and experimental cinema, videomusic started from the studio practices of electroacoustic music in the late 1980s. The term video-music was ...

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