Computer Graphic Works
Theo Goldberg & Barry Truax
The Wings of Nike (1987)
Song of Songs (1992)
Lawrence Cherney, oboe d’amore & English horn
Pacific Dragon (1991)
Night of the Conjurer (1992)
These videos are collaborative works between two composers, Theo Goldberg who created the images with the aid of Vax and Amiga computers, and Barry Truax who created the music with real-time granular synthesis between 1985 and 1992.
The disc includes The Wings of Nike (three movements), one of whose images appears below, Song of Songs, with oboeist and English horn player Lawrence Cherney, Pacific Dragon with one of the movements from Pacific, and the video collaboration, Night of the Conjurer.
A complete documentation analysis of the first two works (with still images) is also available on a DVD-ROM.
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The computer images realized with a Vax at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver were produced by a Ramtek frame buffer and Metheus monitor display, controlled by customized software by Robert Ross based on the LIG language. The music was synthesized by the DMX-1000 Digital Signal Processor controlled by a PDP Micro-11 computer with software for real-time granular synthesis developed by Barry Truax in the Centre for the Arts at Simon Fraser University.