The visual music clip “congruence” performs a translation of perceptual interactions into audiovisual design. It is the practical part of the degree dissertation “Multimedia & Multimodalität” by Christoph Eggener, which investigates multi-modal integrations between the senses of seeing and hearing in human perception.
The aim is to reveal correspondences between stimulus dimensions such as brightness, size, colour, volume, pitch and definition, by analyzing studies performed in the cognitive sciences.
The clip picks up some of these findings and thereby creates a form of perceptual aesthetics which relates to the way visual and acoustic stimuli are received and processed.
The soundtrack to the clip "Congruence" was composed by Fabian Schulz and consists only of pure sinus tones and toneless sounds. It contains no native instruments nor voices. This reduced proceeding corresponds to the concept of the clip, which investigates the perception of stimuli in dimensions such as brightness, size, colour, volume, pitch and definition. Therefore all sounds are as “pure” as possible.
1981 | Solingen, Germany
Christoph Eggener was born on April 29th 1981 in Solingen. He first played the drums at the age of 11, and at 15 he got his first drum-set. Since then, he's been playing in bands.
His great interest in music and music techniques motivated him in 2001 to undergo his studies on Media-Techniques at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf. There arose his interest in movies, film-editing, visuals and music videos. Aside from his many student film and video projects, he started working as a freelance camera operator, editor and producer in 2004. In 2006 during his residency at PHOENIX|digital in Düsseldorf, he got the chance to learn more about visual effects, compositing and film-producing.
In 2008 he began researching for his final examination entitled “Multimedia & Multimodalität”, dealing with audiovisual correlations in multimedia as an outcome of a multimodal integration within human perception. The visual music clip “congruence” is the practical part of this degree dissertation, and features a translation of perceptual interactions into audiovisual design.
Christoph Eggener currently works as an editor for several German TV stations.
Lives in Cologne, Germany. +info