PyR 2016


Max Hattler
Max Hattler
1976 · Germany
Guest Artist

With the support of:
School of Creative Media
Five: Hong Kong Visual Music
A visualisation of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No.5
October 20, 2016 | 20:00h
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie
Karlsruhe, Germany
free admission until full capacity is reached

How does the accompaniment of classical music with abstract animation affect our response to the music? How do moving images enhance or interfere with our interpretations of music? Does the combination of images and music create new meanings? Five is a collaborative visual music project created with 36 students under Max Hattler's direction at the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong. The result is an abstract animation visualisation of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 (1904). Through the movement and rhythms of colours and shapes, Mahler’s musical world is brought to life on screen.


The screening will be introduced by Max Hattler in person, and we’ll conclude with a Q&A session open to audience participation.



Animated by Zhen Bao, Jing Bi, Kei Chee Choi, Tsui Yin Choi, Hiu Lam Chow, Kevin Finck, Shang Gao, Yuan Gao, Wenya He, Wing Kwan Ho, Pui Iu Kan, Cheuk Hin Lam, David Man-hon Lee, Yiu Ki Lee, Wai Kwo Leung, Shuoyuzhou Li, Xiaobin Liu, Pak Lap Liu, Xiaoxiao Ma, Leonie Opelt, Mung Kiu Tam, Yeuk Hei Dick Wan, Jiayue Wang, Qianwen Wang, Yannan Wang, Alexandra Woermann, Ka Kiu Wong, Suk Yin Wong, Shicong Xie, Wai Yin Yan, Yin Ting Yip, Ze Yun, Riwen Zhang, Qian Zhao, Gelin Zhou, and Lina Zhu.

Executive produced and supervised by Max Hattler at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Supported by a Teaching Start-Up Grant from the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong (Project No. 6000566).

Music: Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 5