Maura McDonnell and Visual Music Works in St Petersburg
Lecturer Maura McDonnell was invited to present a paper on visual music at the Second International Scientific and Practical Conference The Art of Sound and Light at St. Petersburg, Russian Institute of Art History. Maura also presented a screening of visual music works from her visual music classs by recent MMT students.
Paper on Visual Music
Dr Maura McDonnell was invited to present a paper on visual music and to show two of her visual music film works - Visual Derive (2019) and Digital Alchemy (2018) at the Second International Scientific and Practical conference “The Art of Sound and Light”, held at the Department of Organology inside the Russian Institute for the History of the Arts, St Petersburg. The conference was also supported by the Foundation for support of the audiovisual and technological art “Prometheus” (Foundation “Galeev-Prometheus”) and Sergey Zorin’s Optical Theater.
Visual Music Films
Maura also presented eight recent visual music works from MMT students who attended her visual music modules or who created visual music works as part of their MMT thesis projects.
Tara Stewart - Sea Studies(2021), [thesis project]
Sam Kay - Dynamo[c](2021), [thesis project]
Matthew Winston - Amach Amárach (2021),[thesis project]
Daniel McDermott - REPEATER 3000 (2021), [visual music module]
Robyn Avery - Sychromism in the 21st Century (2020), [thesis project]
Niamh Daly - Dizzy Rhythmus 52 (2019) [visual music module] The paper and the visual music works from Ireland were received very well by the attendees at the conference. Thanks to the host of the live event via zoom, Olga Viktorovna Kolganova and her translator for assisting in the Russian translations of the names and titles of the visual music films.
More information on the conference:
See Maura's blogpost summarising the conference at: