Alternatives to the history taught by the big studios, this blog is about independent animation, fine arts animation, international animation, and experimental animation history.
Visual Music & Abstract Animation
Synethesia is the idea that different sensory stimuli have connections and similarities, for example, a certain sound can evoke a certain color. This idea -- that abstract movement, light, color, and shape can connect with aural stimuli (music or sound) has long interested artists.
Viking Eggeling, Hans Richter, Oskar Fishinger and Walter Ruttman were among the first artists to explore this connection through abstract film.