sonic sculptures

Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which the activation of one sense produces the activation of another.  Some examples that have been reported by people who have this condition are: interpreting numbers or letters to have an inherent associated color, hearing a sound associated with an otherwise silent movement, and associating numbers to a mental map of where each number “sits” in space.

I always thought that this would be a pretty neat trait to have especially since some people report seeing color or patterns when they hear music.  It would be very interesting to be able to see what synesthetes of this type see, don’t you think?

Although I do not know if this is at all representative of the experience, Martin Klimas‘s sculptures of a specific moment in time of a song are nevertheless beautiful.  The artist stretched a thin membrane over a speaker, dropped paint on it, and turned up the volume.  Some of the beautiful results below.

Velvet Underground and Nico's Run, Run, Run

Velvet Underground and Nico – Run, Run, Run

Daft Punk's Around the World

Daft Punk – Around the Worl

John Coltrane - Ascension

John Coltrane – Ascension

James Brown - Sex Machine

James Brown – Sex Machine

See the rest here.

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