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Thundering Scream of the Seraphin's Delight, The

Copyright Date:
1987

Copyright Holder:
Magnetic Media Publishing Co.

Artist:
Weidenaar, Reynold

Extent:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 410 (1988)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Background:
Broadcast as a segment of Episode 410 of the 1988 season "New Television." Several residencies led to the completion of "The Thundering Scream of the Seraphin's Delight." Different aspects of the work were developed at the Experimental Television Center, Real Art Ways in Hartford Connecticut, the Museum of Holography, and Harvestworks.

Scope:
See the record for "New Television, Episode 410 (1988)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Close-up shots of a double bass are saturated with vibrant color highlights. Images are layered and presented in gridlike formations. A base black-and-white image is enhanced through processing work. The work is approximately 15 minutes long.

The music, which dominates the work, was composed by Reynold Weidnaar and performed by Weidnaar and Robert Black, who plays the double bass. The score is experimental in tone and unfolds slowly, pushing the capabilities of the instruments.



Editor:
Feist, Rick (CMX Editor)

Funder:
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Subjects:
Music
Musical instruments


Genre:
Image-processed works

See Also:
New Television, Episode 410 (1988)





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