Commissioned for Multivocal, VCA Film and Television alumnus, Alex Wu explores the psychophysiological phenomenon of musical chills in a new film entitled, Frisson. The camera observes current students of the University of Melbourne listening to emotionally significant music of their choosing, allowing the audience to view subtle reactions and expressions of the body. Displayed across three large screens, Frisson invites the audience to experience a moment of quiet contemplation, creating space for a meditation on their own physical and emotional relationship with music.
Hear from the featured University of Melbourne students and alumni on their relationship to music and the piece of music that gives them musical chills – or Frisson.
Behind ‘Frisson’: Interview with the Director
How do you capture subtle psychophysiological reactions on film? Hear from director, Alex Wu, on the process of filming Frisson.