VISUAL MUSIC, SOUND MUSIC, NEW TECHNOLOGIES, …
Visual music: Interactivity, which is now available to all of us, has brought a more humane – copernian chapter in existing and future music. The sense of hearing is deprived of its traditional “privilege” and sight – which until now has not had a distinct role in listening to and evaluating music, is being given the opportunity for integral/interactive cooperation. This is an opportunity to equally enjoy both sound and visual contents without “Slippind” into the trap of the visual environment or the visual story of natural contents and diminishing the fundamental qualities of MUSIC – that abstract, eternal and ever-welcome companion of mankind.
Božidar Svetek, a private researcher and video artist, has since 1979 been exclusively concentrating on the connection of music, painting and technics, i.e., the linking of sound and picture. With the onset of modern computer technology. he transfers such >classic« experience into a new medium.
In 1996 he took out a patent for a procedure of visualizing a sound event, so that by the help of a new instrument, he »plays« the colour contents of each music work. The new instrument offers a new post-productive expressive form to music, which is accessible to every individual.
What is achieved by this is a film quality that opens new concepts and aesthetic extensions united in two human immanences in a united duration frame of time and space. All the so far accomplished promotions of the connection of technics, music and fine arts, prepared at home and abroad, have brought him several prizes and distinguished awards.