Kammermusik [chamber music]
The visual music film Kammermusik is an audiovisual portrait of a building by Visual Music artist Katharina Blanken. The film won the prize for Best International Film at the Sydney Architecture Festival Shorts in 2015 as well as the Best Experimental Film award at the 2016 Tehran International Silent Film Festival.
In Kammermusik, Katharina Blanken makes the rear wall of the Düsseldorf State Music Conservatory, where listeners would not be expected, the canvas of her short film. A person standing in the dark outside the building can see musicians practicing in their separate illuminated cells. Each night a visual blend of parallel worlds results – a kind of mosaic or sequencer emerges where auditory interplay is scarcely perceptible.
The project came into existence in the Visual Music major concentration under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Heike Sperling and Andreas Kolinski, Assistant Professor of Computer-based Media Composition.