There’s a long history of visual artists being inspired by music, musicians being inspired by visual arts, and of course musicians and visual artists working together to make something new and original. Did you know, for example, that Picasso’s largest work is a stage front cloth (setting the mood and scene before a performance, hiding the stage from the audience)?

Picasso's largest work descends for Ballets Russes exhibition | Pablo Picasso | The Guardian

So let’s look at how visual arts and music can collide. "What is this?" we asked ourselves. Is it music, or is it visual art?

French composer Pierre Sauvageot’s Harmonic Fields came to the UK in 2011, on a well trodden coastal common near Ulverston, Birkrigg. The music on offer depended entirely on the wind speed and direction, as the wind ‘played’ the instruments, and the following year it visited Oregon.

And here is some visual art which is an interpretation of music; a visual interpretation of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, created on 10 vinyl plates:

#ODDITYVIZ Space Oddity – a visual deconstruction

Bhangra is usually music and dance; here is Hardeep Sahota’s Bhangra Light Painting, which is more than beautiful, though the challenge is that you have to make up the music for yourself...

Hardeep Sahota: Bhangra Lexicon light painting - YouTube

And here’s a bonus piece of visual art; Gail and Beka visited Radical Horizons at Chatsworth House, an outdoor exhibition of sculpture from Nevada’s Burning Man Festival. We like this one in particular because it was made by Derbyshire’s young people who attend Virtual School: