Impact

Adam Sabh

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.

Adam Sabh's Thesis
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About

Adam Sabh

Adam Sabh is a designer / filmmaker / musician / animator. He was born in Manhattan and raised in Chicago where he graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a BFA in Advertising and Graphic Design. Since moving back to New York for his MFA he has been exploring the realms of animation and film. This combination (film, animation, music & design) has created an intense short film about the the minds of musicians and their innate appetite for musical inspiration. If Adam can't be reached at his studio, you can find him at your local ice hockey rink stopping pucks.

Faculty

Thesis Studio

  • Christopher Romero
  • Ethan Silverman

Writing and Research

  • Christopher Romero
  • Ethan Silverman