Knooppunt van zintuigen. Synesthesie en cross-modaliteit in muziek / Junction Between the Senses: Synaesthesia and cross-modality in music | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 26, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0779-7397
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In the last century, scientists have discovered that some people can in fact see colours and visuals when they hear music, through the neurological condition of synaesthesia. In this article we will compare the ways in which some composers have used their synaesthesia in their music with the concept of cross-modality and our collective tendency to associate certain colour types with certain musical ideas.


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