Black & White
Video with Monophonic Sound ..(1979) ..2:31
with Paulette Sears
This work was recorded on a Sony B&W Portapak using half-inch open-reel tape. Electronic editing was not available so the entire program had to be recorded in one pass. During the videotaping, the background music (from an earlier electronic piece called Drive) was played back on audiotape and mixed with the spoken-word sound and live synthesizer sound. Seven takes were recorded on January 21, 1979. Later, a master tape with front and end titles was produced, which necessitated a generation-loss in the video. The editing-equipment quality was not high, so there was a noticeable degradation in the video and audio. In April 2008 the tape was restored and the piece was remastered using the camera-original elements.