1. Excerpt from Barry Spinello's legendary "cameraless" film, Soundtrack (1969). The full film is on CVM's patreon channel. Join us - support CVM and explore the history of visual music. patreon.com/CenterforVisualMusic

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  2. Originally made in 16mm. Restored by Center for Visual Music with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation. Please contact CVM for bookings, by email. We don’t check messages here often.

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  3. Low res excerpt from Fischinger's series of Wax Experiments, 1921-1926. Recently preserved by Center for Visual Music, (c) Center for Visual Music. A different version of these wax experiments is on CVM's first Fischinger DVD, see centerforvisualmusic.org

    The earliest of these surviving Wax experiments have not yet been preserved and are deteriorating. To help with the preservation and digitization of Fischinger's films please visit

    For more on Fischinger and his work see our Fischinger Research pages at

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  4. Short trailer from Bute's film, available on the new CVM Visual Music compilation DVD (details below). This is for private home use and research only, no permission is granted for any other usage. Trailer/excerpt copyright 2020 Center for Visual Music

    The CVM Visual Music DVD also has two other Bute films and films by Jordan Belson, Jules Engel, Charles Dockum, Barry Spinello. 13 rare films featuring pre-computer abstraction, using a variety of techniques including early oscilloscope experiments, color organs, hand-drawn sound, animation drawn directly on film, painted scrolls, and optical printing. Many restored fims and HD transfers. Films from the archive of Center for Visual Music.
    Info, film notes and more at centerforvisualmusic.org/visualmusicdvd

    CVM is a 501(c)3 non-profit archive devoted to visual music, experimental animation and abstract cinema

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  5. One of Fischinger's commercial jobs from the 1950s, made in Los Angeles.

    For more about Fischinger please visit the Fischinger Research site at centerforvisualmusic.org/Fischinger

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