Abstract

The project audiovisual design shows a music visualization on the example of the song Flyer Manz by the Band The Nasha Experience. In focus of the project stands the development of a methodology for the analysis of an instrumental piece by splitting it into acoustic, semantic and visual parameters..

From this, abstract visualizations are developed on three levels and later combined into a video sequence. The film clips in the background and in the dancing squares represent the level of interpretation. Subway scenes reflect the hectic and emotional coldness of urban living. The acoustic implementation takes place through the movement and arrangement of the squares in the room. The visual impression is reinforced by virtually changing camera angles. During completion the programs Premiere Pro and After Effects were used.

Das Projekt Audiovisuelle Gestaltung zeigt eine Musikvisualisierung am Beispiel des Stückes Flyer Manz der Band The Nasha Experience. Im Fokus des Projektes steht die Entwicklung einer Methodik zur Analyse eines Instumentalstückes durch Aufsplitterung in akustische, semantische und visuelle Parameter.

Daraus werden auf drei Ebenen abstrakte Visualisierungen entwickelt und zu einer Videosequenz zusammengefügt. Die Filmausschnitte im Hintergrund sowie in den tanzenden Vierecken repräsentieren die Deutungsebene. U-Bahn-Szenen spiegeln Hektik und emotionale Kälte des urbanen Lebens wider. Die akustische Umsetzung erfolgt durch die Bewegung und Anordnung der Vierecke im Raum, der visuelle Eindruck wird durch virtuell wechselnde Kameraeinstellungen verstärkt. Verwendet wurden die Programme Premiere Pro und After Effects.

Keywords
Partner
Supervision
Timeframe

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Music visualization
Music and emotion
Urban living

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Aileen Rechsteiner
Markus Langhirt
Alberto Meza

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Prof. Michael Götte
Veldana Sehic

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March 2016 – July 2016

Methodology

User Experience – Music and emotion


Music has the power to stimulate strong emotions within us, to the extent that it is probably rare not to be somehow emotionally affected by Music. A fitting musicvisualisation reinforces these already by the song stirred up emotions and and by doing so, is able to support its Core message. In order to be able to isolate the hidden Emotions of „Flyer Manz“, 25 People were ask to participate in a short survey using a Semantic Differential in combination with the Emotion-model by Robert Plutchik. After listening to each song-part, the surveyed described their perception through a list of opposing adjectives describing the four senses visual, gustatory, acoustic and tactile. And on top of that by circling their experienced Feelings on the Emotion Model.

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