Monthly Archives: January 2008

ON STAN BRAKHAGE AND VISUAL MUSIC

Marilyn Brakhage Through centuries of both scientific research and creative production, the pursuit of “visual music,” or a “music for the eyes,” has essentially followed two major lines of development. One has closely tied the rhythms of visually perceived movements and shifts of color to sonic parallels, effectively illustrating these patterns of sounds and their […]

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Notes to: On Stan Brakhage and Visual Music

NOTES 1.    P. Adams Sitney, Visionary Film: The American Avant Garde, 1943-2000, 3rd Ed. (New York:  Oxford University Press, 2002), 160. 2.    Ibid., 160. 3.    Stan Brakhage, “Another way of looking at the universe,” (a transcription of Stan Brakhage and Ronald Johnson conversing, 1997), Chicago Review, 47:4/48:1 (Winter, 2001/Spring, 2002), 34. 4.    Stan Brakhage, “Arabic […]

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Interview: On Stan Brakhage and Visual Music – Rick Raxlen in conversation with Marilyn Brakhage

In the following interview, Rick Raxlen talks with Marilyn Brakhage about her article, On Stan Brakhage and Visual Music. Rick Raxlen: First off, you mentioned when we last spoke that Criterion is bringing a second volume of Stan’s films. Will any of the later films be on it–the ones he made from 1989 to his […]

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Marilyn Brakhage on Stan Brakhage, Interview with Rick Raxlen, October 2005

Rick Raxlen is a MediaNet member and filmmaker, who has been involved in avant-garde film for about thirty years. In this interview, Marilyn Brakhage answers some questions about her late husband, the experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage, and his relationship to Victoria and Vancouver Island. Stan’s DVD, released posthumously by Criterion, has sold some 16,000 copies. […]

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