Links to Other Resources

Listserves, Distributors, other Archives, Venues

Listserves, Announcement & Discussion Lists

VisualMusicPlus - CVM's discussion list (For CVM members only)

Frameworks archive: Experimental Film discussion list

This Week in Avant-Garde Cinema - calendar of events


Distributors of Abstract, Experimental and Avant-Garde Film/Video/Digital Work

This is a mixed list. Some companies carry dvds for purchase, others offer film and video for rental, a few offer both


British Film Institute - PAL DVDs

Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre - films

Canyon Cinema - films

Center for Visual Music - online store with DVDs, and curated programs with films

Chicago Filmmakers - films


Electronic Arts Intermix - video

Filmbank (now a part of Eye Institute, Amsterdam)

Film-Makers Cooperative, New York - films

Light Cone, Paris - films

Lux Cinema, London - films, dvds

MoMA Circulating Film and Video Library, New York - films

Milestone Films - dvds (only a few are experimental)

National Film Board of Canada

Other Cinema - dvds

Re:Voir, Paris - PAL videotapes, dvds (all avant-garde)

sixpackfilm, Austria - films, dvds

Video Data Bank, Chicago - video

Other Archives with Visual Music-Related Materials


Thomas Wilfred Collection - Yale University (US). Manuscripts, papers.

Finding Aid to a collection of Mary Ellen Bute and Ted Nemeth papers at Yale University

Finding Aid to Mary Hallock Greenewalt materials at Historical Society of Pennsylvania (pdf)

Len Lye Foundation (archives and studio collection), New Zealand

NEW Alexander Laszlo Collection at University of Wyoming. "Color Light Music Machines" 1905 engineering drawings and blueprints are online

Archives of American Art (Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC):
--LA Independent Film Oasis collection (papers)
--A Collection of Hans Richter papers (on microfilm)
--The archives also contain oral histories with Bruce Conner, Larry Jordan and other filmmakers

Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley, CA) - Library and Film Study Center

Museum of Modern Art (New York) - Film Study Center

Hans Richter Archive in the MOMA, New York Archives - Finding Aid


Online Clips Legal sources only (under construction) - CVM has posted clips from our archives on a Visual Music Channel on vimeo, and selected contemporary artists' work through a VM Group on vimeo

Stan VanDerBeek: A La Mode, Science Friction, Breath Death, Poemfield # 2 (1959 - 1966) on Tate's Intermedia Art

Light Cone, Paris (distributors) have digitized some of the films in their collection for online previews. We especially like:

Thierry Vincen's Giraglia (1968) - dig this Pierre Henry score!
Emmanuel Lefrant's films



Venues/Programming in need of updating...

Anthology Film Archives, New York

Cinematheque Ontario, Toronto

Los Angeles Filmforum

Light Industry, Brooklyn

Lux, London

Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, Queens (New York)

Northwest Film Forum, Seattle

Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley CA

REDCAT, Los Angeles

San Francisco Cinematheque

Scratch Projections, Paris

Tate Modern, London

UCLA Film and Television Archive

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

(this is only a brief summary of what would be a very extensive list...)

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