Friday, July 1, 2011

What Color Do You Hear?

Take a box of crayons


or a child's stick of chalk


crank up your favorite music



and listen with your 

EYES.


What colors do you hear?


SYNESTHESIA

  is the 

MAGIC  

that happens in the brain

when one type of stimulus

such as a certain color 



produces a secondary 

sensation 

such as a specific smell 



or taste sensation.




so LISTEN 

and COLOR in

the MUSIC.



Does the deep, rich sound of the cello
LOOK like a CHOCOLATE BROWNIE?
PAINT IT.


Do the light tunes of your youth 

bring sweet memories to your palate?


COLOR IT!


Do the sophisticated sounds of your 

maturity 

look like 

a Paris fashion statement?


get out the water colours and 

MAKE IT HAPPEN.

What would the chaotic order of JAZZ look like

or would Chopin's NOCTURNE evoke the sparkle of 

moonlight?


Bring out the GLITTER.

Could Stravinsky's EXPLOSIVE

THE RITE OF SPRING


inspire 

you 

to produce your next masterpiece on that intimidating

empty canvas or page?
 
 If you 

simply can't fathom the layers of 

possibility

source


THEN STRETCH YOUR IMAGINATION


because




Photo credits:
The beautiful former dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp at age 70 via pinterest