Magic Music from the Telharmonium Video Production Paper

Video Production of “Magic Music from the Telharmonium”

(1999)



This is a slightly revised version of a paper that appeared in Proceedings of the Seventh Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology, March 4-7, 1999, Center for Arts and Technology, Connecticut College, New London, CT, pp. 217-226.

ABSTRACT

Magic Music from the Telharmonium is a 29-minute all-digital video animation documentary that recounts the history of the first comprehensive music synthesizer. This article briefly outlines pre-production procedures, including research methods and sources. It describes in detail the image and sound production techniques of the work, and how these carried out the design choices that were made. Features and limitations of hardware and software are also reported.

Musician at the First Telharmonium, Holyoke

 

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