Sound/Image Relationships in the Context of Abstraction : Towards a Typological Proposition

Abstract

Issuing from the electroacoustic music field, videomusic closely associates sound and image within a unified perceptual space, guided by intuitive rules that largely remain to be formalized. Our purpose is to think about the relationship between sound and image in a context where the moving imagery is organized in time in the same way that the music is. This paper proposes an initial classification of sound/image relationships as a building block for an eventual grammar of the genre.