1. Preview of some of the films screening Aug 14-16 at CVM Symposium 2018: Exploring and Preserving Visual Music. Excerpts from films & videos by Paul Fletcher, Chris Casady, Bret Batty, Michal Levy, Sean Capone, Oerd van Cuijlenborg, Richard Baily & John Buchanan, and Eric Leiser. Details on Screenings Series at centerforvisualmusic.org/Symposium/screenings.html

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  2. One of Fischinger's famous Studies drawn on paper with black charcoal. These Studies were distributed worldwide and screened as the opening short film before feature films. Some were made to advertise record releases by Elektrola Records, making them some of the first music videos. This is from the new CVM Oskar Fischinger: Visual Music DVD, more info at centerforvisualmusic.org/Fischinger/newdvd.htm

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  3. Trailer for the new Oskar Fischinger: Visual Music DVD, from Center for Visual Music. This DVD includes the films Composition in Blue, Muratti greift ein, Studie nr 8, Studie nr 5, Swiss Trip, An American March, Pierette I, Swiss Trip, animation tests and experiments from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, and more. Full details at centerforvisualmusic.org/Fischinger/newdvd.htm

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  4. from Mandala (1953), on the new CVM DVD, Visual Music 1947-1986 from CVM Archive, featuring 13 rare experimental animation films, including three by Belson. Plus films by Bute, Jules Engel, Charles Dockum, Barry Spinello.

    Mandala is one of Belson's earliest films to use circular and mandala imagery. A "film made from scroll drawings... a calm, meditative imagery of centric arrangements, accompanied by Balinese gamelan music that uncannily mirrors the shimmering textures." - Animation historian William Moritz

    Full title list of the DVD and details at centerforvisualmusic.org/visualmusicdvd
    For more on Belson please visit CVM's research site, centerforvisualmusic.org/Belson

    Center for Visual Music is a 501(c)3 nonprofit archive devoted to experimental animation and visual music.

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  5. Excerpt from Oskar Fischinger's film Spirals, c. 1926 (intentionally silent). One of Fischinger's early film experiments, during the years he was making silent films.

    Please be respectful, don't hack or rip our films here, and we'll continue to post more Fischinger and visual music. Thank you! And thanks to Barbara Fischinger.

    For more about Fischinger please visit centerforvisualmusic.org/Fischinger

    This film was preserved by Center for Visual Music. Many more of Fischinger's films still need to be preserved and digitized, please consider contributing to the Preserving the Legacy project at

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