This was recorded in 1986 in Brooklyn, NY. Terry Mohre and I used to drive out to Hank Linhart's house in Greenpoint where the three of us had a weekly video poker night (no cards were played). My video and audio synthesizers were installed in Hank's studio at the time. I don't recall us finishing much other than this piece, which Terry sent to the 1986 Bon Videonale where it won some recognition. I soon moved my studio to a new apartment in Park Slope and our weekly meetings stopped.
Posts for this category are about the video work. My image processed video work are serial constructions that are produced with custom built analog and digital processors. Each section is a synthesized real time recording where sound and image are parallel electronic structures which are mutually controlled by predetermined waveshapes.
Most often, periodic wave forms (the basic analog elements generated with oscillators) are used as image source. The essential structure of these wave forms, a periodic change over time that defines a shape (sine, triangle, ramp, etc.), belongs to a class of primordial rhythmic experiences. They participate in, and express, the natural and physical ordering principles of our environment.
A couple of years back I began a process of digitizing original 3/4″ recordings from the 80′s and re-cutting the material to conform to the original edits in Final Cut. Some material seems to be irretrievable though most of it was saved, even if it had a good deal of drop out. The video on the work page were digitized using DVlabs compression, which is high quality than vimeo or youtube.
YouTube and Vimeo lend themselves to short singular work, which would be perfect for so much of my earlier real-time video segments. I intended to create singular clips for posting some of the many short works that went into my early compilations like Green River Blues, Lonesome Blues, and Video Haiku, see Untitled #20. Looking at this material though, I changed course and cut a compilation of work called Lonesome Blues, originally known as Suicide Blues.
This is the first Recording from an ETC session in September 1982. It appeared on a couple of my compilations of short works at the time: Green River Blues, Lonesome Blues and Video Haiku.
This was created for "Hopper Re-Imaginied" at the Edward Hopper House in Nyack, NY (on display April 2011). The idea was to make a work which was inspired by a Hopper painting. I drew from Hopper's House by the Railroad.
This was a pretty simple patch. The objective was to have modul8 be a layer in the system in real time. What a great piece of software.
These are my first experiments recorded in Jan 2008 on a Rutt/Etra scan processor.