Black Dog Dreams is structured as a six part movement. Each section is comprised of 2 or more shorter real-time recordings.
While living upstate and working at the Experimental Television Center, I had built a group of video and audio synthesizers that paralleled the ETC system. Black Dog Dreams was one of my first pieces created exclusively with my system, and not at the ETC.
Black Dog Dreams was recorded through many sessions in Brooklyn starting on May 18, 1987 and ending in April 1988. At that point my system also included midi to cv and cv to midi control. in addition the analog and digital synths I built, the BDD recordings explored these midi tools, an Amiga 1000 for additional real time image processing and midi sequencing, and I eventually used a mac SE with Vision for midi control.