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Friday, 15 January 2016

The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow....

Yesterday at the Listening Lounge, after we had done some improvisation together, we talked about the colour of music.
Some people ('synesthetes') see music as colours. We agreed this could certainly enhance your enjoyment of improvisation!
One thing we couldn't quite agree on - was the music we'd made green or yellow?

Here's a video of the magnificent jazz drummer Elvin Jones describing his experience of synesthesia. He says 'not everybody can reach the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow....' but just watching this clip of him enables us to think about music as enrichment. Wonderful.

Click on this link to watch Elvin describe his colourful world of sound:

Elvin Jones and Synesthesia

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