Computer Graphic Works
by Theo Goldberg & Barry Truax
Divan (1985) preview
The Wings of Nike (1987) preview
Song of Songs (1992) preview
Lawrence Cherney, oboe d’amore & English horn
Night of the Conjurer (1992) preview
Note: all of the previews are compressed and reduced in size for online viewing
These videos are the complete 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 and Frequency Modulation sound synthesis between 1985 and 1992.
The disc includes Divan, and The Wings of Nike (three movements), one of whose images appears below; Beauty and the Beast and Song of Songs, with oboeist and English horn player Lawrence Cherney; Pacific Dragon and Ocean (two of the movements from Pacific), and the video collaboration, Night of the Conjurer. Please click on these links for details about each piece.
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A complete documentation analysis of the Wings of Nike and Song of Songs (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.