Video II series
In 1965, Lowell Cross composed the electronic music for Video II (B), whose visual representation was originally realized by a modified monochrome television receiver that year. The visual representation of the audio was subsequently realized by a color television receiver in 1966. The audio portion of Video II (B) was ultimately performed with the laser systems, making its debut in 1969.
Video II (B) refers to both the stereo audio track of electronic music and the modified monochrome television visualization (B = black and white). The "C" in Video II (C) refers to the modified color television visualization, and the "L" in Video II (L) refers to the laser visualization.
Because the Video II series use a common audio source from which the visualization is realized, the resulting patterns and movements are similar—it is the medium which differentiates the aural–visual experience.
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|The stereo audio portion of Video II (B) is available for download in MP3 format. Those who have access to an oscilloscope are especially encouraged to download and play the soundfile; plot the left channel against the right channel in x–y mode to realize the visual portion of the multimedia work. (15:13 / 7 MB)|