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Inside the Mind of a Synaesthete

If you enjoy the content on Neurotribes, consider subscribing for future posts via email or RSS feed. The Figure 5 in Gold, Charles Demuth, 1928. Music Notation and Play. Eye magazine published a fascinating article in 1997, Sound, Code, Image, on how graphic scores can “liberate” music from the five-line grid of traditional music notation.

Music Notation and Play

It looked at the work of composers from the 50’s to the 70’s, and their experiments at making musical scores more graphic and expressive. (And just today the Eye Blog did a post on John Cage’s watercolors and drawings.) The range of expressions that emerged from that era were both beautiful and thought provoking. Notations 21: 165 Musicians Visualize Sheet Music.

By Maria Popova What the color wheel has to do with Beethoven and supporting arts education.

Notations 21: 165 Musicians Visualize Sheet Music Visual Music. Summary of Mapping elements of colour to soundExtensive Historical information related to visual music at

Visual Music

Timeline. Visual music. Visual music also refers to systems which convert music or sound directly into visual forms, such as film, video or computer graphics, by means of a mechanical instrument, an artist's interpretation, or a computer.

Visual music

The reverse is applicable also, literally converting images to sound by drawn objects and figures on a film's soundtrack, in a technique known as drawn or graphical sound. Filmmakers working in this latter tradition include Oskar Fischinger (Ornament Sound Experiments), Norman McLaren, Barry Spinello, Steven Woloshen, Max Hattler, Richard Reeves and other contemporary artists. Visual music overlaps to some degree with the history of abstract film, though not all Visual music is abstract. There are a variety of definitions of visual music, particularly as the field continues to expand.

Music visualization. Print screen of preset included in MilkDrop version 1.04d Visualization techniques range from simple ones (e.g., a simulation of an oscilloscope display) to elaborate ones, which often include a plurality of composited effects.

Music visualization

The changes in the music's loudness and frequency spectrum are among the properties used as input to the visualization. History[edit] Secret Teachings of All Ages: The Pythagorean Theory of Music and Color. Sacred Texts Esoteric Index Previous Next p. 81 HARMONY is a state recognized by great philosophers as the immediate prerequisite of beauty.

Secret Teachings of All Ages: The Pythagorean Theory of Music and Color

A compound is termed beautiful only when its parts are in harmonious combination. The world is called beautiful and its Creator is designated the Good because good perforce must act in conformity with its own nature; and good acting according to its own nature is harmony, because the good which it accomplishes is harmonious with the good which it is. The Dream of Color Music, And Machines That Made it Possible. Animation World Magazine, Issue 2.1, April 1997 by William Moritz Elfriede Fischinger, Barbara Fischinger and Bill Moritz at a 1996 Lumograph performance at the Goethe Institute in Los Angeles.

The Dream of Color Music, And Machines That Made it Possible

Ayahuasca and Visual Music. Icaros; Magical hallucinogenic tapestry-songs of South-American Shamanism "Icaros are used only during ayahuasca sessions (it is a psychedelic with the same active compounds as "magic" mushrooms). There is a hierarchy among shamans depending on the number and power of the icaros they know. The icaros sung in Spanish are not as powerful as those in jungle Quechua; mixtures of Quechua with Cocama and Omagua are particularly potent. Yet each shaman has a principal icaro which represents the essence of his power. In the highly sensitized state of ayahuasca intoxication, the icaros help structure the vision. Synesthesia. How someone with synesthesia might perceive (not "see") certain letters and numbers.


Synesthetes see characters just as others do (in whichever color actually displayed), yet simultaneously perceive colors as associated to each one. Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia; from the Ancient Greek σύν syn, "together", and αἴσθησις aisthēsis, "sensation") is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.[1][2][3][4] People who report such experiences are known as synesthetes.

Difficulties have been recognized in adequately defining synesthesia:[5][6] many different phenomena have been included in the term synesthesia ("union of the senses"), and in many cases the terminology seems to be inaccurate. A more accurate term may be ideasthesia. Characteristics[edit] Colour Music. Music and Colour ( Color ): a new approach to the relationship. Center for Visual Music. Paul Klee. Amazon. Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation. Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation Hayward Gallery, 17 January–1 April 2002 Hajo Düchting.

Paul Klee: The Nature of Creation

Paul Klee: Painting Music.Munich, London, New York: Prestel Verlag, 2002, £6.95. Wassily Kandinsky. Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (/kænˈdɪnski/; Russian: Васи́лий Васи́льевич Канди́нский, Vasiliy Vasil’yevich Kandinskiy, pronounced [vaˈsʲilʲɪj kɐnˈdʲinskʲɪj]; 16 December [O.S. 4 December] 1866 – 13 December 1944) was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting one of the first purely abstract works. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. Kandinskys Yellow-Red-Blue in 3d Animation. The man who heard his paintbox hiss. Listen To Every Single Musical Genre, Ever.