The chaotic rhythms found in our emotively expressive bodies orchestrate the visual / aural study found in Limbic. An experimental short created by Manfred Borsch, under the banner of the Institut Fuer Musik Und Medien. With awesome musical / sound composition by Johannes M. Arend.

“LIMBIC” is a Visual Music clip which reflects the emotional processing of music in the LIMBIC system and the resulting reactions of the body (the so-called “chills”). It has been proved that musical attributes like the violation of expectations, the beginning of something new, a new cue or a recurring pattern are more often leading to chills. Those can be expressed, among other things, through a higher heart rate, twitching facial muscles, sweaty hands or even the well-known goose bumps. The film discusses how far chill-experiences are part of the evolutionary and/or the cultural development.

“LIMBIC” was produced as a Video 2 exam for Prof. Dr. Heike Sperling and Andreas Kolinski.”

Watch all the extreme close-up goodness in the full stream down below.

Limbic, 2012

Manfred Borsch
Johannes M. Arend

Institut Fuer Musik Und Medien