Links and Resources - September 2013

September 2013 has been a very busy month from personal to PhD work and more! Moving house and a protracted close of sale.  An amazing MOCAP workshop in Helsinki, Finland and a paper presentation in Tampere, Finland.  The 3rd DAH Institute in Derry, or should I say stroke city as locals there sometimes call Derry. A poetry book launch and reading by Catherine Culleni in the Trinity Long Room Hub, a screening programme of Synthesis 2 by Fractal music at the IFI, a one day visualisation workshop with Sarah Kenderdine in the Trinity Long Room Hub, negotitations re a lecture on the work of the CVM to be held in the ATRL, back teaching on MMT. A book to review by Nuno Correla (really looking forward to that). Birthdays and meet ups.. and lots of not returned emails, which I must do in has been intense.  

In the middle of this, a kind of disinterested browsing of resources and sites I have come across and so to try to capture some of these browsing links so I can come back to them when I am less busy (but will I?) I am throwing them into this post to demarc my discovery of them.


Learning Resource


Virtual ANS (drawn sound)

Virtual ANS is a software simulator of the unique Russian synthesizer ANS - photoelectronic microtonal/spectral musical instrument created by Russian engineerEvgeny Murzin from 1938 to 1958. Murzin named his invention in honour of the composer Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin.
The instrument was used by Stanislav Kreichi, Alfred SchnittkeEdison DenisovSofia GubaidulinaEdward Artemiev and other Soviet composers.
You can hear the sound of the ANS in Andrei Tarkovsky's movies SolarisThe MirrorStalker.


Youtube ANS

Virtual ANS: Sound to Image and Vice Versa

Virtual ANS is a software simulator of the unique Russian synthesizer ANS - photoelectronic microtonal/spectral musical instrument created by Russian engineer Evgeny Murzin from 1938 to 1958.

The app is cross-platform and available for iOS, Android, Windows, Linux and OSX.
More info:




‘Full Turn’ draws third dimension using a flat screen rotating at high speed


Introduction to Computer Programming Languages - Video Lessons by Daniel Shiffman


Produce a hand-drawn aesthetic in After Effects




Articles and Papers and Books


Circle the Square: Film Performances by Iimura Takahiko in the 1960s By Julian Ross


Open Journals - online resources

Film - Philosophy Vol. 7 - 14

Film - Philosophy Vol. 1 - 6


Audio-visuo-spatial mappings in real-time: how musical training shapes gestural cross-modal correspondences


The first release of Nodewebba software is now available from, free and open source for Macintosh and Windows.


Phonology and CymaScope Reseach

Really interesting Cymascope links to articles and research.  

In particular must download Harmonic Voice Mandala

CymaScope Musicology Notes - 12 Piano Notes made visible


Hearing Rhythmic Gestures



Canyon cinemazine issue 3


Reciprocal Analogy, Baudelaire’s Imaginative Instinct


Poetry in the condition of music


The Well Sequenced Synthesiser


BOOK: The Sound of Painting - Music in Modern Art



Elecktra - BEAF

Electronic Arts Festival


European Expanded Cinema




Light House – Light and sound installation for Sonos by SoftLab



Matthew Biederman - Event Horizon




Craig Allan


audiovisual academy

modules history

all modules


Generative Design


Swedish VJ Union

Learning and Links




video circuits blog


BOOK Art in cinema


music and media course current work


Using visualizations for music discovery


visualizing music


Music visualization technique of repetitive structure representation to support intuitive estimation of music affinity and lightness




Algorithmic Dimension: A Digital Arts Masterclass with Ernest Edmonds, Manfred Mohr, Frieder Nake and Roman Verostko