An impressionistic film about a crime that mutually inspires the two musicians involved.
A collision on the cramped sidewalks of New York triggers an eruption of trumpets blaring B flat. A subway arriving in the height of rush hour resembles the bellowing of a thousand floor toms, as a baby’s cry for their mother is confused for crashing cymbals. “Impact” is an impressionistic film on the multi-sensory relationship we have with music where our perceptions and everyday interactions regulate our musical expression. Although the processing of visuals and music happen in different places in the brain, enjoyment of them comes from the same source. Music breathes, speeds up, and slows down just as the real world does and our cerebellum finds pleasure in adjusting itself to stay synchronized. In this film we explore the creation of music as a reflection of the emotions we conceive from the experiences we perceive.