Manfred Borsch | 3 min | Germany | 2012
“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 proved that musical attributes like the violation of expectations, the beginning of something new, a new cue or a recurring pattern are more often leading to chills. Those can be expressed, among other things, through a higher heart rate, twitching facial muscles, sweaty hands or even the well-known goose bumps. The film discusses how far chill-experiences are part of the evolutionary and/or the cultural development.
At the age of seven, Manfred Borsch tried to play the violin, but soon, he switched to the viola. Today, viola is his main instrument in his studies at “Robert-Schumann-Musikhochschule” in Duesseldorf / Germany. The background for his artistic handling of moving images attributes to his classical basic education in music as well to his experiences in all kind of different music genres. In this connection, his main focus is on communication and the conflict between the auditive and visual layer.