Color-Hearing and Music Analysis

by Jeremy Scott Logan
Texas State University
AMS-SW Conference, Spring 2015
University of North Texas

Poster Abstract

Synesthesia is the involuntary and automatic response of one sensory experience to another. In music, it most commonly manifests itself as color-hearing, or the visualization of colors in connection with pitches, harmonies, modes, timbres, etc. Various research has been done on synesthesia in regard to its connection to music, but little music- analytical research has been published on synesthesia. To date, no comprehensive summary has been published on the state of research of synesthesia relative to music analysis and compositional process. This poster will provide a comprehensive summary and critical analysis of the existing literature.


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