YANTRA from 1957
so i've been spending some time researching "visual music" and the history of expressing music through abstract color, shapes, and textures or whatever visual elements appropriately "translate" the music....totally nerdy and totally awesome!
i've found so many cool things to share, but first are james whitney's videos.
LAPIS from 1966
this is a great article from the catalog from the james whitney retrospective in toronto in 1984. it gives a good history of his work and how he made everything--mostly by hand (punching holes in paper, painting, etc.) and later with assistance from rudimentary computer systems his brother developed.
enjoy these INCREDIBLE spectacles of hypnotism!