This film explains synesthesia with the help of Steve Reich and a CGI Monkey

Light Motif is set to the soundtrack of Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians – Section II.

Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon which results in an individual experiencing one sensory stimulation as another. Inspired by the idea of being able to “see” music, filmmaker Frederic Bonpapa created Light Motif – a colourful, architectural short film centred around a CGI monkey. The film explores the synergy between music and image through a subjective experience that aims to speak to the viewer’s subconscious.

“The inspiration for the project stems from the relationship between music and the visual arts, illustrated by artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Oskar Fischinger, Norman McLaren or John Whitney,” explains the video description. “These works try to establish precise connections between sounds, shapes, colors and movements, to visually translate the concepts of rhythm, melody, harmony, pitch, timbre and intensity.”

“The listener passes progressively from a polyphonic perception to a global perception, from the perception of a discontinuous sound phenomenon to a continuous one. In Light Motif it is this perceptual phenomenon that is transcribed into images.”

You can watch Light Motif below. [via The Creators Project]

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