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Catharsis

The experimental dance music video Catharsis by Lydia Ramos explores the swansong theme – the beautiful and yet melancholy dance shortly before death.


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Petal (Blütenblatt)

In this video, the song of the same name by Valentin Ruckebier, a student in Prof. Oliver Schneller’s composition class, is given a new dimension of interpretation through Yannick Benavides’s audi…
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Never Forget What You Pretend To Be

What am I? Who are you? Are you who you pretend to be or is that defined by others? Can you influence how you are perceived and are you what you are perceived as being? Or are you really who you think…
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Cirque

The composition Cirque by Jannis Carbotta combines field recordings, sound recordings, and sounds of electromagnetic fields with the sounds of modular synthesizers and acoustic instruments.
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Wind der Heimat

Winds of Home is a full-length documentary by Ayunga Khiyad, who was born in the Mongolian part of China and during the course of the film travels to what he regards as his homeland, Mongolia, …
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Painkiller (Schmerztöter)

The audiovisual implementation of the music video for Painkiller by the Düsseldorf band Fil der Protagonist was produced by Yannick Benavides in 2020.


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Calculated Controversies

Do those who make music have to take an explicitly political stance? Are they responsible for how the audience perceives their messages? Is it their fault if parts of their audience do not recognize i…
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Face

The audiovisual project Face by Suhyun Park and Yuni Hwang, a student of the Art Academy Düsseldorf, use artistic means to critically question the concept of race.
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Chiatura

The small town of Chiatura is located in a valley in the middle of Georgia. Here manganese ore mining is the primary industry and the town’s most striking feature is a network of dangling cable cars…
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Poem for 7 Arms

Based on its more modern musical form and notation, this piece attempts to keep the agogic shifting of the lighting and set design as minimalistic as possible in order to create a feeling of experimen…
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Kazbekistan (radio play)

Kazbekistan – Eine Reise durch die Plattenbausteppe (Kazbekistan – A Journey Through the Plattenbau Steppe, or flatlands of prefab tower blocks) is a blend of travel journal and fiction, pa…
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Kazbekistan

Kazbekistan – Die leuchtende Steppe (Kazbekistan – The Radiant Steppe) is a video work based on a journey to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
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Dans les bois

Tim Schmiedner wrote a re-score for the film Dans les bois, shot by six students from the Ecole des Nouvelles Images and an entry in the 2020 European Talent Award competition.
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Ravel - Boléro

The ban on social contact in response to the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in unusual music projects. This is how this recording of Ravel’s Boléro was made, played by the Essen Philharmo…
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Film Fantasies

Leon Brückner, who is studying Music and Media with a Media Composition concentration, took advantage of winning the main prize at the European Talent Award, a day recording with the WDR Funkhaus Orc…
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a synchronous musician

The installation a synchronous musician describes the simultaneously asynchronous and synchronous relationship between a metronome and a person playing snare drum. Alexander Borowski explores t…
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Toter Winkel

The Virtual Reality soundwalk Blind Spot plays with spatial and acoustic paradoxes that reveal our – often deceptive – perception.
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Mein Körper macht das mit mir

The “tic concert” My Body Does That to Me by Yale Sevis is concerned with the question of controlling the individual through the body and mind.
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Stadtrausch (Urban Sounds)

Stadtrausch is the name of Daniel Rheinbay’s final project in the Media Composition major concentration. Supported by students Paul Schön (overall artistic direction, set design, media de…
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To Probe Is to Interact

The light and sound installation To Probe Is to Interact by Matthias Erdmann explores the wave-particle dualism in quantum mechanics.
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Anhalten

The piece Pausing for two flutes, electronic tape and video by Leonie Strecker explores the question how continuous consciousness can be rendered experienceable in a musical and abstract manner. <br /…
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Neues Düsseldorfer Modell

(NDM) by Vincent Stange was a bachelor’s degree exam project for the Visual Music. The work examines individual decision-making spaces, the influence of community and interaction with the aud…
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Aimez vous Godard?

The scores for the European Talent Competition at Soundtrack_Cologne show how different music or sound changes the effect of film images. In 2019 it was the task of entrants to create the narration an…
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Japan Day 2019 – The Fireworks

For the 2019 fireworks, students majoring in Media Composition composed and produced fireworks music to round off the TV experience.
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Stille Post 2019

As part of the course “Image Composition and Rhythm” by Institute of Music and Media lecturer Christian Schäfer, music visualization is treated using forms of musical notation lying outside our t…
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Equinox

The phenomenon of the equinox, which takes place twice a year was illustrated by Joan Miro in his 1966 painting Equinox, which in turn inspired Toru Takemitsu to write his piece with the same name for…
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Oberons Lamentation

In this music video, the song of the same name by Valentin Ruckebier, a student in Prof. Oliver Schneller’s composition class, is given a new interpretational dimension through Yannick Benavides’s…
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Brainfuck

Within the framework of her bachelor’s thesis, IMM student Magdalena Treutwein developed poems, written in executable code (in the Brainfuck programming language).
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Stille Post 2019 - Trailer

The trailer by IMM student Laura Greco, which was created as part of the “Stille Post” Exhibition in 2019, provides insight into this unusual study assignment.
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Franz Liszt - Klavierkonzert Nr. 1

As part of the Young Artists Bayreuth Festival, IMM students produced a CD with the Ukrainian Youth Orchestra under the direction of conductor Oksana Lyniv. Lyniv founded the élite national orchestra…
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Inside the Surface

He set off with an ice hockey stick, a cassette recorder and two microphones. Then things were rubbed, scratched, pound on and ? recorded. A fictional radio play by Joseph Baader.
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Miel Bleu

For their sound design for the film Miel Bleu the students Celia Ruiz Artacho (Sound Design) and Ben Winkler (Film Music) were awarded the two main prizes at the 2018 European Talent Award.
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Heimatfunde 2 (Homeland Findings 2)

Heimatfunde 2 is a radio play in progress that explores the Essen-Burgaltendorf archeological site: Artifacts that are unearthed include mining documents about the imminent collapse of people’s…

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Doxá

The video installation Doxá by Laura Rizzo is concerned with the topic of musical shadows. As a rule, visual, i.e., visible shadows require a real object standing in a space.
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Stille Post 2018

As part of the course “Image Composition and Rhythm” by Institute of Music and Media lecturer Christian Schäfer, music visualization is treated using forms of musical notation lying outside our t…
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Dressed in music

Dressed in Music is a project completed by Sebastian Heidelberg and Lambert Windges for their Media Composition major. In the project they created two compositions to accompany the catwalk for …
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Tractatus Zweiter Ordnung (Second-Order Treatise)

Tractatus Zweiter Ordnung (Second-Order Treatise) by Sebastian Heidelberg is an audio collage of speeches and lectures by the Austrian scholar and philosopher Heinz von Foerster.
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Spielraum

With the aid of motion capture technology, the interactive installation “Spielraum” by Sebastian Fecke Diaz makes it possible to investigate (im)moral texts and deconstruct them using granular syn…
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Eins & Viel

Suhyun Park describes her interactive installation Eins & Viel [One & Much] as a “granular playground consisting of rice, staples, instruction cards, and algorithm.”
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hörst du mich? [do you hear me?]

In the interactive installation hörst du mich? by Laurenz Ulrich either collages of video and sound recordings merge into opaque chaos or visitors are offered new perspectives by means of extending a…
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I was the waves, but then I looked at her.

The sound and light installation by Lambert Windges takes the emergence, presence and disappearance of varying circumstances in a polyrhythmic structure as its theme. 
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Liquid Lightning - You want it all (snippet)

Gerrit Kress, student at IMM, has produced, recorded and mixed three songs of the electro rock band Liquid Lightnin from Düsseldorf for his Audio 2 exam.
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Sergej Rachmaninov - Sonate Nr. 2 B-flat minor

In October 2018 a workshop on the topic of piano production was conducted within the framework of the master’s program Artistic Music Production (Major: Classical Acoustic Music Production) in the T…
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Thomás Luis de Victoria - Officium Defunctorum

In August 2017, under the baton of Florian Helgath, the ChorWerk Ruhr presented the Officium Defunctorum by Thomás Luis de Victoria at the Zeche Zollern in Dortmund.
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The Divine Messenger

The radio piece Der Götterbote [The Divine Messenger] is based on a recorded conversation with street poet Timo Dege at the Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin in the summer of 2014.
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a bunch of nonsense and dennis – Studie 1

A very busy railway station. In the middle of a somewhat unusual conversation, in which several people are involved. Among them is Dennis.
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[hyenas, blackmailed shiners, and the usual boozing – Study 2]

Distant lights. Repressed feelings. Between delirium and bitter reality, a man tries to get his life into balance.
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pâro – Studie 3

The feeling that no matter what you do is always somehow wrong—as if there’s some obvious way forward that everybody else can see but you
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Algorithmische Literatur – 11:11 Minuten über Algolit

In June of 2018 IMM student Tim Abramczik visited the Algolit collective in Brussels. The result was a feature 11:11 minutes in length about this working group. 
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Silence and Noise

The audio piece Silence and Noise by Jannis Hannover focuses on the tonality of various social milieus. 
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Von drinnen und draußen

In the audio feature Von drinnen und draußen Jannis Carbotta uses language and sound recordings to document the significance a club for electronic dance music can have for those involved.
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Maurice Duruflé - Messe Cum Jubilo

In February 2017 the students Lukas Hierl and Daniel Przemus recorded the girls choir of the Essen Cathedral under the direction of Prof. Raimund Wippermann. 
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Unsuk Chin - Cantatrix Sopranica

As part of the EIGHT BRIDGES | Musik für Köln two recordings of significant works by this year's Composer in Residence, Unsuk Chin, were made on May 1 and 2, 2017. 
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Testpublikum

What is automatic and what do we do automatically? Testpublikum is a performance in a two-room installation by Music and Media major Juliane Blum.
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Laute Post

In Yannick Benavides’ thematically modular Laute Post performance, Mascha Corman and Thea Soti discuss the dramaturgical content of erotic films and how this subject matter is treated.
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#instantfiltercoffee

In his #instantfiltercoffee live performance, Joseph Baader records and loops the noises of preparing instant coffee. A snapshot of the finished cup of coffee is posted directly on Instagram.
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Transformation in Sync

The installation Transformation in Sync by Vincent Stange involves the connection and separateness of rooms. The auditory and visual levels are important in this installation. 
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Moiré Patterns

The Moiré Patterns installation by Jannis Carbotta involves the moiré effect. In the installation the effect is reconstructed analogously and made perceivable in the form of light and sound.
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Raumbewegungen

The Raumbewegungen project by Jannis Hannover is concerned with the sonification of environmental data. The result is an audio-visual interaction between electronic, abstract sounds and video.
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they don't need repair

The audiovisual installation they don’t need repair by Valentin Dudeck establishes a link between object and sound.
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Relativity

In the VR production Relativity by Leon Eckard the public can hear hip-hop beats against shifting polyrhythms. This also shifts the sense of the downbeat as well as the type of meter. 
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FOCUS

Participants in the Focus installation by Christoph Beck attempt to focus their attention on a mantra in front of them.
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Rebecca Himmerich in drei Minuten

The self-portrait of Rebecca Himmerich contains a series of scenes which do not follow a plot actions in sequence, No story is told.
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Geoformen

In his audio-visual composition Geoforms, Thomas Gärtner links acoustic and visual characteristics of squares, circles and triangles. 
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Etüdion

Etüdion is an interactive media installation by Jonas Scheler, which was prepared in 2017 as his final exam piece in the Visual Music major concentration.
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Nadelarbeit III

The visual music film Nadelarbeit III [Needlework] by IMM student Magdalena Treutwein was prepared as an exam piece in the Visual Music major concentration.
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berührt - geführt

The interactive installation berührt - geführt seeks to make it possible to experience the invisible spirals of everyday life and its habitual routines.
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music@studio1 2017

Students majoring in Music and Audiovisual Media again produced the music broadcast music@studio1
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William und DI6

The film music for the stop-motion animated film William and D-I6 was created as a project in the Media Composition major.
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Lieblingsplatte Festival

“Important live albums in the history of German pop music”: That was the theme of the first installment of the Lieblingsplatte Festival at Düsseldorf’s Kulturzentrum Zakk in December 2016.
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Secret Hitler

Secret Hitler ist der Titel des Abschlussprojektes im Vertiefungsmodul Musikinformatik von IMM-Student Sebastian Heidelberg, betreut durch Julian Rohrhuber und Markus Schmickler.
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Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Anton Bruckner’s 9th Symphony was performed under the baton of Prof. Rüdiger Bohn and coordinated by the three sound technicians.
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Data transmission via audio signals

The student Michael Kemkes is studying data transmission via audio signals as part of his thesis in the advanced-level

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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor was performed at the Partikasaal auditorium as part of a chamber music production.
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This is why I don't like lyrics in music

The music and media major Verena Hentschel incorporated her own ideas in creating the experimental music video This is why I don't like lyrics in music.
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Markus Lehnert on the Johann Patroclus Möller organ

For IMM student Armin Badde, who was the sound engineer for the project, the project was his final exam in the advanced-level Classical Music Production module.
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Eric Ewazen "Ballade, Pastorale and Dance"

As part of the upper-level Classical Music Recording module of Prof. Dagmar Birwe collaboration with selected chamber music ensembles of the Robert Schumann Hochschule will  
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The Merchant

Raffael Seyfried’s film score for the 25-minute film The Merchant is a project in the Media Composition major. Written and staged by Music and Media major Franz Wüstenberg, the film tells of…
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Brain Sensing Music

The audiovisual performance for string bass solo, Brain Sensing Music, by Valentin Link visualizes the brain activity of the player during a freely improvised music performance.
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VeeMee

VeeMee is an interactive mirror by Magdalena Sojka, which translates the utterances of the audience into sounds and images and projects these back. 
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Die Fledermaus [The Bat]

As in every year, in 2016 a major opera production took place at Düsseldorf’s Robert Schumann Hochschule in collaboration with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. 
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This is why I don’t like lyrics in music

In the electronic music piece This is why I don’t like lyrics in musicMusic and Media student Verena Hentschel explores her aversion for lyrics in music pieces both mu…
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Ouverture to the Flying Dutchman

In his composition Overture to the Flying Dutchman as sight-read by a bad spa orchestra at 7 in the morning by the fountain Paul Hindemith created a musical parody of Wagner’s grand…
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Fries Nuss Quartet – Tracy

Within the framework of the project module in the Music Productionmajor concentration, Music and Media bachelor student Simon Busch realized recordings with the Fries Nuss…
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Cabaret Crusades

The music for the sensational marionette film Cabaret Crusades – The Secrets of Karbalaa by the Egyptian artist Wael Shawky was developed by the students Raffael Seyfried (Music and Media) an…
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WUT, FREUDE, TRAUER

David Füsgen went in search of ways to transfer music into the language of the camera in his work WUT, FREUDE, TRAUER [RAGE, JOY, MOURNING].
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Quad²

The Quad² project by Lucas Grey is an interactive and audiovisual space installation in surround sound.
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Kammermusik [chamber music]

The visual music film Kammermusik is an audiovisual portrait of a building by Visual Music artist Katharina Blanken.
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Grandbrothers "Naive Rider"

How can artistically shaped worlds of images and the live performance of a band be combined into a music video?
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WUT, FREUDE, TRAUER

Faces is an audiovisual room installation based on an Android app for smartphones and tablet PCs by IMM-Student Aaron Jablonski.
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WRESTLING!

The installation and composition WRESTLING! by Milan Schell is an audiovisual music and fight simulation staged in space. 
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Eigendynamik [Momentum]

The sound sculpture Eigendynamik by Lukas Reichert portrays a dynamic system created by simulated feedback. 
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Doppelpendelmusik [Double Pendulum Music]

Doppelpendelmusik, an audiovisual installation by Johannes Leppkes, deals with seeing and hearing movement in space. 
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Shifting

The study Shifting by Julian Priessen is comprised of experimental video clips, the content of which is made up of three parts: video material, image structure and audio material.
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We Float Around

Patrick Arnold  made the track We Float Around (And Hang Out On Clouds) by Egokind visible in his Visual Music clip. 
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2052

2052. A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years is a description of the tendency of global development by Jørgen Randers.
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STAHL GLAS STROM [Steel Glas Power]

In the studio and exhibition space Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Florian Zeeh presented his installation more

av@ar

The interactive and audiovisual installation av@ar puts the focus of the experience on the relationship between the individual person and their medial reflection.
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Souvenir Automat

Souvenir Automat is a Visual Music study by Milan Schell. It concerns the attempt to visually support the musical development of tension in the student's own composition.&…
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Darkwboyy

As part of his final examination project Roland Nebe projected high resolution visuals for the live concert of the Cologne hardcore/punk/electro/jazz band Monophonist. 
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Projection mapping onto moving objects

The next stage of projection mapping was researched by Dipl.-Ing. Gerrit Kress in his final year project Projection Mapping onto moving objects.
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No mon, no fun?
Routine

The street is not just a transportation route but also a collective archive. A wide range of textual forms mutually interact on the street: things which are illegible or can barely be read, scrawled t…
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Film portrait of artist Yana Novotorova

In this portrait, the dancer Yana Novotorova talks about the role dance plays in her life and the philosophy of co…
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Nichtung auf allen Kanälen [Nihilation on All Channels]

The point of departure in the work of Florian Zeeh is the work series Die Entdeckung der Null [The Discovery of Zero], where he explores the potentials of nothing and possible applica…
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Trailer: Übersetzen - Translate - Tradurre

Each summer, 50 students from the state art and music conservatories in North Rhine-Westphalia travel to the lovely Tuscan town of Montepulciano.
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A visit to the studio of The Orsons

For the hip-hop magazine ALL GOOD, Simon Langemann visited the fo…
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para.site

The music video para.site by Matthias Kulow combines photo manipulation with animation. The impression of a 3D space is created with the help of a virtual camera and by detaching indi…
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The Efficiency Rumor

On 10 April, Mounir Mahmalat, a graduate of the Music and Mediabachelor program, published a comparative study of the efficiency of German and American opera houses in the more

Welcome to Germany

In October 2013 three concerts were given at the Tonhalle Düsseldorf titled Entartete Musik: Willkommen in Deutschland - Ein Gedenkkonzert[Degenerate Music: Welcome to Germany – A Memor…
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Cooperation with Festival Junger Künstler Bayreuth [Bayreuth Young Artists Festival]

The aim of the Bayreuth Young Artists Festival is to bring young musicians together from many parts of the world and offer them…
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Projection Mapper

Projection mapping is a technology used for manually turning objects, often irregularly shaped, into a display surface for video projection. 
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Neon

This video documents the installation Neon by Patrick Arnold, exhibited in February 2014. The project focuses on four fluorescent tubes which are the driving force as well as the fram…
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Salomea Project "Do It All"

Audio and Video major Johannes von Barsewisch carried out a production with the band, Salomea Project as his final examination in the upper-level Music Production module.&…
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Erich Wolfgang Korngold "Sea Hawk"

IMM students were responsible for the live recording of rehearsals and concerts for the program Willkommen in Deutschland - Entartete Musik[Welcome to Germany – Degenerate Art] featuring…
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Hyper-polyphonic algorithmic spatialisation

The Mallet Ensemble from Wuppertal is performing arrangements and compositions by Mathias Haus, jazz vibraphonist and musical director of the group.
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Yabanci

Yabanci [Stranger] by Simeon Herrmann and Michael Colella is a film about the fear of strangers that was awarded the Catholic Youth Media Award 2014.
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limbic

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 …
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Business plan: Short film marketing

The IMM students Julian Martinz, Sebastian Heuckmann and Stefan Haupt (all studying Music and Media) have created a business plan for a company as part of the major Music and Media…
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Santiago Alvarez

Santiago Alvarez is a cinematic portrait of the Colombian artist of the same name. The movie was films by the Peruvian director Martin Hawie. 
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Switchology

The dignified Elektronische Studio [Electronic studio] of the broadcaster WDR is in a deep sleep in a cellar in a Cologne suburb, once much cared for by the former studio technician Volker Müller.
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Hochstapler

Hochstapler [Impostor] is a sound recording of the short story Impostorby Philip K. Dick. For his own audio play editing, Music and Mediastudent Thomas Stanger has …
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Cassado Trio

As part of coursework in the Music and Audiovisual Media upper-level module, in May of 2015 students completed a multi-camera production in Studio 1 at the IMM. 
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Rhythmic theory | Fragmented voice | Conceptional dance music

The Bachelor thesis of Lukas Truniger (Music and Media program) revolves around three topics: voice, theory and electronic…
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Apollo

Apollo is an animated film by Felix Gönnert, which tells the story of a young imaginative boy, who escapes the uniform big city world with the help of a toy rocket and suddenly becomes pa…
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things you wanna

For his Audio 2 exam, Stefan Wolf, student at the Audio and Video Engineering program, recorded, mixed and produced two songs he had composed himself. 
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LIBILE

Inspired by the concepts of the New York School, students Simon Stirnberg and Florian Zeeh are undertaking the construction of a 2 x 2 x 0.4 m large light mobile – a Libiles.
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LC-0

Inspired by the laws of gestalt psychology and the phenomenon of optical illusion, Stefan Wolf developed the visual music clip LC-0
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#movements

Inspired by the Occupy movement, this audiovisual, interactive installation was created by Michael Eßer, partly using stereoscopics.
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Quantum

Quantum stages Beethoven’s final Sonata No. 32 in C minor in an audiovisual concert for piano and projector. The sonata was played by Frank Märkel.
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Hurdy Gurdy

Hurdy Gurdy is a Visual Music installation. It consists of a room in which three record players that have been converted into projectors and sound generators each standing on their own ped…
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telephone helicopter applause gunshot

Pixel monsters are very musical. In the city of Kraftwerk and Neu!, they dance to their own sound.
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Synse - THAG

IMM student Christian Sander is releasing a new version of his visual music app Synse. It is called Synse THAG.
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toktek Illa

An empty factory building and an artist in Eindhoven, NL. The clip is an extract from a 40-minute performance, produced in january 2011.
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artificial_neural_network

Ein neuronales Netz ist mehr als die Summe seiner Teile. Der Visual Music Clip von Michael Eßer im ASCII art Stil entstand als Fachprüfung Bild 1.
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Vier Türme

Vier Türme&n…
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MadVeh7

MadVeH7 is a visual music project by Tom Vermaaten. Music from the forecourt of hell - noise from our non-natural environment in complicated 7/4 time. 
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Paketzentrum 47

The multi-channel sound sculpture with projection mapping Paketzentrum 47 was inspired by investigations into the origin, manufacture and material composition of a laptop. 
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Hemisphere

Hemisphere is a visual music project by Stephan Telaar. The clip addresses the conflict between emotionality and rationality. 
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Flickering

Compilation of small experiments made in Eric Bernaud's "25 pictures every second!" workshop. 
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Claude Debussy - La Mer

EN - Im November 2015 spielte das Symphonieorchester der Robert Schumann Hochschule unter der Leitung von Prof. Rüdiger Bohn La Mer von Claude Debussy.

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