Thursday, September 7, 2017

Art in Symphonia

As of late I am working in the realm of music; a passion of mine from a very young age. Through this I am going to create an album/ collection of music with visual discoveries of color & abstracted forms present in my written music through means of synesthesia studies.

Synesthesia will be a part of my research as well as looking into the studies of Joseph Schillinger.

Through these two sources of inspiration I plan on writing music that explores different genres of music; playing with pitch and tone in order to find different colors and forms found in the music I will write. I want to create both visual & melodic pieces of art through means of music exploration.


  1. relationship of visual scores to performance
    I pointed to John Cage, his Notations (1969)
    and Theresa Sauer, Notations 21 (2009)

    Class discussion also included synaesthesia, and Richard E. Cytowic and David M. Eagleman their book Wednesday is Indigo Blue : Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia (2011)

    I mentioned H. H. Stuckenschmidt his Twentieth Century Music (1969), which I describe at tuning the ears.

    Scroll down to "Art, Music, Literature" at the wikipedia entry for Theosophy. Names include Alexander Scriabin who is worth a look (and listen).

    Can we make music with — and can we "score" music for — random things like a piece of wire, a glass of water, a piece of paper?
    What would the score look like? What would the aural results be?

  2. idea —

    compare the functions/controls of Adobe Audition, with those in Photoshop — equivalents so to speak — invert, for example… others…

  3. and, consider the work of Iannis Xenakis, architect and composer (1922-2001), e.g., Metastasis (1955).

    autobiographical sketch