New Television Workshop Collection
New Television Workshop Collection Program Materials Music Image Workshop



Music Image Workshop, 1973-1978

Extent:
22 videoreels : sd., col. 2 in.
13 videocassettes (Betacam SP) : sd., col. 1/2 in.
13 videocassettes (D3) : sd., col. 1/2 in.
13 videocassettes (VHS) : sd., col. 1/2 in.
3 videocassettes : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
3 folders

Organization and Arrangement:
Organized by Program :
Music Image Workshop Documentation
Music Image Workshop Experimentation
Tristan and Isolde

Background:
The Music Image Workshop was primarily a project of Ron Hays, who used the Paik-Abe videosynthesizer to create elaborate visual scores set to music. It was funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts from 1972 through 1974. Hays worked closely with WGBH producer and director, David Atwood, to create both live broadcasts and finished works. Additionally, works by other artists were presented under the auspices of the Music Image Workshop.

Scope:
Contains video masters, preservation masters, and screening copies of various versions of Music Image Workshop projects. It is difficult, based on the abstract contents of the work and the tape labels to identify completed masters. Some paper records document the Music Image Workshop's activities.









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