Music Composers Unite!
Hello everybody. I am just wondering if there are any other synesthetes among the forum. I'm currectly listening to some faure, and he has very purple music (he's my favorite synesthesia composer, on par with Reich and Debussy).
1) Who are your favorite composers for synesthesia? why?
2) who are your least favorite composers for synesthesia? why?
3) How did you discover your synesthesia?
2, least favorite synesthesia composer...probably Glass (ironically). His music doesn't change much color wise.
3, I discovered my synesthesia (even more ironically) at a Philip Glass Concert, definitely the strongest experience I've had. My entire vision was shaded different colors
I'm not sure exactly what you mean by synethesia (even after I looked it up on Wikipedia); however, I do love color in music, and my music is primarily based on color (http://soundcloud.com/mike-leghorn). In music, I pretty much equate color with orchestration, i.e. my favorite masters of color are usually my favorite orchestrators: Ravel, Respighi, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Berlioz, Bizet. It's hard for me to draw the line though, because I also think Brahms, Beethoven, Handel, Mozart, Stravinsky, Mahler, Wagner, and Bartok were great orchestrators.
Realization of the score "Bleep Hertz", by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen // Video & mix by Steve Layton // Musicians: Jérôme Poirier, Lee Noyes, Tom Izzo, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Steve Moyes // As part of ImprovFriday, Oct 2010