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Visual Music Correspondences

(Forthcoming 2017)

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Visual Elements of Correspondence Defined

Form as Point, Line, Curvature, Circles, Shapes
Light and Dark as Shade or Tint, Contrast, and Opaqueness
Color as Hues Inside Objects or Qualities of Objects
Texture as Layers and Multiple Mediums or Devices
Compositional Layout as Locations of Objects on x axis, y axis, z axis, or polar radius, φ angle, θ angle; reflections, transpositions, divisions of space, distance-relationships of forms, distances within forms, sizes of forms
Technique as Stylistic Elements Resulting from Gesture and Action
Motion as the Movement of an Object Directionally, Rotationally, or in Alteration

Musical Elements of Correspondence Defined

Melody as Individual Pitch, Bending of Pitch, or a Sequence of Pitches
Harmony as the Relationship of Pitches at a Given Point in Time or a Sequence Giving the Impression of Harmonic Relationships
Timbre as the Characteristics of the Sounds in a Given Timeframe, and Resulting from Musical Technique
Dynamics as the Loudness or Amplitude of a Note or all Notes Sounding at Once
Texture as a Number of Parts or Lines, additionally Parts or Lines Giving the Impression of a Different Number of Parts of Lines
Rhythm as Events in Durations, Notes or Rests, and Sequences of Notes and Rests
Form as the Overall Structure of the Piece in Time-Based Sections


Time-Based Motion Exercises

Movement of Objects – Up/Down in Columns, Left-Right in Rows, Back Forth in a Line, Circle to Starting Point, Triangle, Square, Using Dots With Arrows Signifying Motion

Changing Curvature of Lines – Straight, Curved, Looping

Alteration, Rotating, Resizing of Shapes

Changing Tint and Shade

Shifting Colors

The Interplay of Layers

Shifting Compositional Layout

Emulating Techniques or Gestures


Two Dimensional Drawings, Paintings, and Scores

Depicting a Single Note – Pitch, Timbre, Dynamics, Duration

Depicting Melody – 2-5 Note Motif, Phrases

Depicting Harmony - Two Note Intervals, Triads, Extended Chords, Progressions

Depicting Timbre and Technique

Depicting Dynamics

Depicting Texture

Depicting Rhythm

Depicting Formal Structure


Individual Devices of Correspondence as Visual-Music Techniques
(Ordered Visual-Music)

Form-Melody
Form-Harmony
Form-Timbre
Form-Texture
Form-Rhythm
Form-Form
Form-Dynamics

Light-Melody
Light-Harmony
Light-Timbre
Light-Texture
Light-Rhythm
Light-Form
Light-Dynamics

Color-Melody
Color-Harmony
Color-Timbre
Color-Texture
Color-Rhythm
Color-Form
Color-Dynamics

Texture-Melody
Texture-Harmony
Texture-Timbre
Texture-Texture
Texture-Rhythm
Texture-Form
Texture-Dynamics

Layout-Melody
Layout-Harmony
Layout-Timbre
Layout-Texture
Layout-Rhythm
Layout-Form
Layout-Dynamics

Technique-Melody
Technique-Harmony
Technique-Timbre
Technique-Texture
Technique-Rhythm
Technique-Form
Technique-Dynamics

Motion-Melody
Motion-Harmony
Motion-Timbre
Motion-Texture
Motion-Rhythm
Motion-Form
Motion-Dynamics

Intra-Art Relationships i.e. Color Wheel and Secondary Relationships i.e. Motion to Color-Harmony


Individual Devices of Correspondence as Visual-Music Techniques
(Ordered Music-Visual)

Melody-Form
Melody-Light
Melody-Color
Melody-Texture
Melody-Layout
Melody-Technique
Melody-Motion

Harmony-Form
Harmony-Light
Harmony-Color
Harmony-Texture
Harmony-Layout
Harmony-Technique
Harmony-Motion

Timbre-Form
Timbre-Light
Timbre-Color
Timbre-Texture
Timbre-Layout
Timbre-Technique
Timbre-Motion

Texture-Form
Texture-Light
Texture-Color
Texture-Texture
Texture-Layout
Texture-Technique
Texture-Motion

Rhythm-Form
Rhythm-Light
Rhythm-Color
Rhythm-Texture
Rhythm-Layout
Rhythm-Technique
Rhythm-Motion

Form-Form
Form-Light
Form-Color
Form-Texture
Form-Layout
Form-Technique
Form-Motion

Dynamics-Form
Dynamics-Light
Dynamics-Color
Dynamics-Texture
Dynamics-Layout
Dynamics-Technique
Dynamics-Motion

Intra-Music Relationships i.e. Timbre-Melody to Form and Secondary Relationships i.e. Color to Circle of Fifths or Chromatic Circle