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The Colour of Music

Sunday, March 11, 2012 @5:42:42 AM


Many years ago, before I became a nurse, I was at Art College studying for my degree in stained glass design and conservation.  I did a project for a design based on Beethoven's violin concerto. This involved transcribing the score into colours and textures...this took me several months of listening to the concerto numerous times every day as i worked. 

Now I cant listen to any music without seeing colours and textures...do I really need therapy? 

How do others see their music in their mind's eye. Does it weave and wind and shimmer like mother of pearl, or does it swirl and glow like tortoiseshell? does it have a tangible texture.. ?

My favourite music is what creates images and patterns in my head - I find this music easier to learn and play!

Emma T x



3 comments on “The Colour of Music”

Swing Says:
Sunday, March 11, 2012 @10:28:53 AM

Yep, you need help, in a nice way... music is color but in a different format, so is anger, love, etc... it also can jsut as easily be patterns and shapes.... tangible texture but only for a moment... enjoy it, not everyone has this ability...

Play Happy
OTJunky Says:
Sunday, March 11, 2012 @3:21:07 PM

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

"Synesthesia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For other uses, see Synesthesia (disambiguation).
How someone with synesthesia might perceive certain letters and numbers.

Synesthesia (also spelled synsthesia or synaesthesia, plural synesthesiae or synaesthesiae), from the ancient Greek σύν (syn), "together," and αἴσθησις (aisthēsis), "sensation," is a neurologically based condition 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."

--OTJ....
pikilily Says:
Monday, March 12, 2012 @9:52:25 AM

ohhhh!! I have a condition....I just knew it!!

Now, if i can get you to artificially feel it over the internet too, does that mean you virtually have sympathetic synthetic synesthesia?
ET x

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