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See The Music, Hear The Color
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Synaesthesia In Art

Exhibition Dates: September 24 – November 3, 2010

Curated by Kim Presley & Catherine Darnall

Can you imagine hearing music and, at the same time, seeing patterns of color fill the air?

How about listening to a musical scale and seeing a distinctively different color with each tone played?

This is known as synaesthesia, in which stimulation of one sensory pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory pathway.

Some of the more well-known synaesthetes include Sir Isaac Newton, Duke Ellington and Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd.

See The Music/Hear The Color explored synaesthesia in art with a show combining color and sound that aimed to expand people’s perception of perception.


Artist, Lorrie Bruhns, “sees” the music


“Tone Mosaic,” an interactive installation


Featured artist, Colin Murphy, speaks at the Opening Reception

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