Stephen Beck (US)

Cinéma Spoutnik

Illuminated music II & III
1973, color, sound, 29min
Electronic Visuals: Stephen Beck
Music composed and performed by Warner Jepson

Produced by the National Center for Experiments in Television (NCET)

Courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix, New York

The spontaneity of improvisational jazz is captured in this series of video music performances created on the Beck Direct Synthesizer. Featuring “live” improvisations with musician Warner Jepson, Beck’s “jazz video” evokes musical forms and their visual abstractions. These works are considered as classics in audiovisual experimentation.

By repetition,
you start noticing details
in the landscape