Berlin, Germany

100 Years of Visual Music: Explore Color, Shape, Motion, Rhythm and Sound

when 9 August 2021 - 14 August 2021
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 490

In 1921, Walter Ruttmann, a trained musician and painter, created his Lichtspiel Opus 1, one of the first non-narrative abstract short-films. It can now be considered one of the first pieces of visual music. This six-day workshop examines this and other examples of visual music, starting from the early 1920s up to contemporary works created by artists and motion designers. We will look into the content of those videos and the technical possibilities (both analogue and digital) of those times compared to nowadays. After analysing these films, each student will utilize the new skills and create their visual music videos experimenting with shape, motion, rhythm, and music. Conceptual and technical support will be provided.

Course leader

Suzi Zimmermann

Fee info

EUR 490: Course fee


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