Interesting reading material #1

These are some of the written resources that I have been reading or might read in preparation…


The VJ Book: Inspirations and Practical Advice for Live Visuals Performance

by Paul Spinrad

Brian Eno: Visual Music

by Christopher Scoates

Visual Music: Synaesthesia In Art And Music Since 1900

by Kerry Brougher

This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession

by Daniel J. Levitin

Sonic: Visuals for Music

by R. Klanten

Supersonic: Visuals for Music

by Gestalten

Musicians’ appearances matter more than their sound

by Phillip Ball

The look of music. Researcher tests role of visual information in assessing performance.

By Peter Reuell,

Audiovisual Live Performance

By Amy Alexander

The Importance Of Lighting And Visuals In Live Music Performance

By Haley Smith

Visual Music Related websites

Deadmau5 explaining his live set:

Making electronic music work live:

Hartnoll (ORBITAL) said: “‘The visuals are kind of our lead singer. They’re the lead singer jumping around and pulling faces.”



Dave Wexler, also known as Strangeloop (skrillex, flying lotus, erykah badu)

“For Armin Van Buuren’s Mirage Tour in 2010 we were traveling with a huge flight case with a video server in it and now we’re just travelling with a laptop which is 10 times stronger than the server.” (Carlo Ruijgers of Eyesupply, a Netherlands-based VJ collective)

List of underground VJ’s

Berlin based VJ

A 360-Degree, Multimedia Experience


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