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 Numeral Series,” on-line catalogue of Canyon Cinema (www.canyoncinema.com).

5.    Bruce Elder, “On Brakhage,” Stan Brakhage:  A Retrospective, 1977-1995 (New York:  The Museum of Modern Art, 1995), n.p..

6.    Ibid.

7.    Stan Brakhage, Brakhage Films (sales catalogue for film prints, Boulder, Colorado, 1988), 18.

8.    Stan Brakhage, “Metaphors On Vision,” Film Culture, 30 (Fall 1963), n.p..

9.    Brakhage, “Thot Fal’n,” on-line catalogue of Canyon Cinema.

10.    Charles Olson, “ABCs (2),” Archaeologist of Morning (London, New York:  Goliard Press/Grossman Publishers, 1970), n.p..

11.    Stan Brakhage, “About Time,” Telling Time: Essays of a Visionary Filmmaker, Bruce McPherson, ed. (Kingston, NY:  Documentext, McPherson and Company, 2003), 10.

12.    Ibid., 12.

13.    Stan Brakhage, “Film and Music,” Brakhage Scrapbook, Robert A. Haller, ed. (Kingston, NY:  Documentext, 1982), 50.

14.    Ibid.,49.

15.    Brakhage, “Unconscious London Strata,” on-line catalogue of Canyon Cinema.

16.    Stan Brakhage, “Film and Music,” Brakhage Scrapbook, Robert A Haller, ed. (Kingston, NY:  Documentext, 1982), 49.

17.      Olivier Messiaen, notes for the recording of Chronochromie, as cited in Brakhage Scrapbook, 51.

18.    Stan Brakhage, “Film and Music,” Brakhage Scrapbook, 51.

19.    Stan Brakhage, “Film and Music,” Brakhage Scrapbook, 51.

20.    Ibid., 51.

21.    Stan Brakhage, “Painting Film,” Telling Time:  Essays of a Visionary Filmmaker, Bruce R. McPherson, ed. (Kingston, NY:  McPherson and Company, 2003), 79.

22.      Ibid., 80.

23.    Niels Hutchison, “Colour Music,” (home.vicnet.net.au/~colmusic/), n.p.

24.    John Keats, from Lamia (1819), cited in Hutchison:
Do not all charms fly
At the mere touch of cold philosophy?
There was an awful rainbow once in heaven:
We know her woof, her texture; she is given
In the dull catalogue of common things.
Philosophy will clip an Angel’s wings,
Conquer all mysteries by rule and line,
Empty the haunted air, and gnomed mine –
Unweave a rainbow . . .

25    William Moritz, “Musique de la Couleur – Cinema Integral (Color Music – Integral Cinema),” Poetique de la Couleur (Paris:  Musee du Louvre, 1995), as re-printed by the Center for Visual Music (www.centerforvisualmusic.org), 2.

26.    Niels Hutchison, “Colour Music,” (home.vicnet.net.au/~colmusic/), n.p.

27.    Ibid.

28.    Ibid.

29.    William C. Wees,  Light Moving in Time (Berkeley, Los Angeles, London:  University of California Press, 1992), 135.

30.     Jordon Belson, cited in P. Adams Sitney, Visionary Film, 2nd ed. (Oxford, New York, Toronto, Melbourne:  Oxford University Press, 1979), 267.

31.    Michael Snow, as cited in Wees, Light Moving in Time, 12.

32.    Wees, Light Moving in Time, 79.

33.    Stan Brakhage, Brakhage Scrapbook, 50.

34.    P. Adams Sitney, “Brakhage’s Faustian Psychodrama,” Stan Brakhage Filmmaker, David E. James, ed. (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2005), 154.

35    Ibid., 167.

36.    Ibid.,167.

37.    These quotations describing Stan Brakhage’s intentions for the Visions in Meditation are taken from a grant application he wrote in 1988.

38.    Madison Brookshire, in a letter to Marilyn Brakhage, dated October 26, 2006.

39.    Stan Brakhage, “Manifesto,” Essential Brakhage, Bruce R. McPherson, ed. (Kingston, NY:  McPherson and Company, 2001), 205.