New Television Workshop Collection

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Video Variations

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Boston Symphony Orchestra?

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Wen-Ying, Tsai
Manos, Constantine
Vanderbeek, Stan
David, Douglas
Connor, Russell
Cassen, Jackie
Seawright, James
Paik, Nam June

1 videoreel of 1 (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videoreel of 1 (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 folder

Some of the featured artists were in residence at M.I.T.'s Center for Advanced Visual Studies.

Includes multiple 2" masters and 3/4" screening tapes.
One folder contains correspondence, a contract, and a newspaper article.

Host Russell Connor introduces these works by video artists, set to music performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra:

Tsai Wen-Ying: A piece exploring pattern and color saturation.

Constantine Manos: Includes still portrait photographs of individuals in what appears to be a European agricultural community.

Stan Vanderbeek: Using a videosynthesizer, Vanderbeek layers images of interpretive dancers.

Douglas David: This is a work about numbers. Children are pictured painting numbers in the WGBH parking lot ; adults perform equations on blackboards, and numbers on street signs are shown. The effect is a steady stream of numbers.

Jackie Cassen: In this work dazzling colors break away to reveal children, American flags, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and anticommunist political banners.

Russell Connor: This work features a topless dancing girl, bright colors, and sheet music.

James Seawright: Dancers bathed in color and light seem to swim across the space. The piece was created with Mimi Garrad.

Nam June Paik: This piece features rays of light, the shape of the monitor, faces, a bust of Beethoven, shaking and twittering, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and finally, a toy piano that burns and collapses at the completion of the work. This last piece is also known as "Electronic Opera No. 2."

Tsai Wen-Ying -- The first movement of Franz Joseph Haydn's Symphony no. 55, "The Schoolmaster," conducted by William Steinberg.

Stan Vanderbeek -- Maurice Ravel, music from "Daphnis and Chloe," conducted by Claudio Abbado.

Constantine Manos -- Arnold Schoenberg, sections of Five Pieces for the Orchestra, op. 16; conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.

Douglas David -- Johann Christian Bach, second and third movements of Symphony for Double Orchestra.

Jackie Cassen -- third movement to Symphony #3, op. 55, "Eroica."

Russell Connor -- Richard Wagner, Siegfried's Rhine Journey from Act II of "Die Gotterdammerung."

James Seawright -- Arnold Schoenberg, two pieces of Five Pieces for Orchestra, op. 16.

Nam June Paik -- Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 4 in G, op. 58.

Barzyk, Fred
Atwood, David (Associate Director)

Barzyk, Fred
Chiesa, Dorothy (Associate Producer)

WGBH, Boston
Boston Symphony Orchestra

National Endowment for the Arts

Garrad, Mimi (Dancer)
Jouhet, Irene (Dancer)
Tappan, Olivia (Electronic Opera No. 2)


Boston Symphony Orchestra

Image-processed works

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