Matthias Krenn

I am a sound designer and audio engineer from Austria, currently based in Vienna. Recently I completed the Audio Engineering Diploma at the SAE Institute Vienna, where I gathered hands-on experience in manifold audio projects, ranging from classic studio-based recording sessions and movie post-production to designing SFX and implementation in video game engines. 

The masterclass “Audio Design” gives me an opportunity to branch out even further and expand my knowledge towards areas in the realm of audio which I have not yet explored while simultaneously putting me into contact with like-minded people in creative fields.

1st Semester Project

Brain Waves

The project “Brain Waves” explores the fact that our brain constantly sends out waves. These waves are the result of synchronised electrical impulses with which neutrons communicate between themselves. Therefore processes within our brains are linked with specific oscillation frequencies. 

The audiovisual installation aims to confront the visitor with a new perspective on the matter, by translating these frequencies and portraying them using visual and auditive media. Additionally, by making the installation interactive, a personal confrontation with the subject matter was encouraged.

2nd Semester Project

The Organic

The idea of the project was to enable artists to incorporate the sound of an instrument into their compositions which would otherwise be difficult to access. The initial idea was informed by considerations regarding the preservation of unusual and curious instruments.

The recording of the sound of the organ was done at Sankt Pölten Cathedral (Dompfarre zu St. Pölten). The sound heard in the virtual instrument is the one of „Organo Pleno“, meaning Full Organ. In this case the registries at the pitch levels 8′, 4′, 2′, 2 2/3′, were used. Together they create the typical festive and joyful sound we are used to from a church organ.