Tuesday, April 19, 2016

hearing colors

Listening to Spem in Alium live in choral concert. Sketch drawn using Sketchbook for Samsung on my Galaxy phone.

Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.
People who report a lifelong history of such experiences are known as synesthetes.

I attended a choral concert this past weekend and while listening to this piece by Thomas Tallis  Spem in Alium , I experienced the phenomena of synesthesia. This composition must be sung by 40 voices, there are 40 different parts that are sung together. 
   Besides having chills in my spine from the beauty of the music, I could hear and see colors all over the room. As usual, I was sketching while listening to the music.