Ron Hays

The Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner

Hays began working with the Paik/Abe synthesizer in the early 1970s. In The Prelude and Liebestod f rom Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner, the sounds are transformed into fractal and mandala-like visual elements that pulsate to the rhythm and music. By using audio and multivision techniques like digital visualization programs image and sound fuse to form a synesthetic experience. In this way, he transports the notion of absolute film to the present.