CHAT: Romilly's Q. re: Synaethesia (was Re: OT CHAT: Asperger's syndrome)
|From:||Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, June 24, 2000, 5:35|
In a message dated 2000/06/24 03:45:54 AM, you wrote:
>Jonathan Chang wrote:
>> I have really strange one: synaethesia... I sometimes see certain
>>"sounds" as neon-like colours (like after-images) in the fringes -
>>periphery - of my field of vision.
>> The musical terms _sound-colour_ and _timbral colouration_ have real
>>deeper meanings to me.
>> Prob'ly this why I am so much into sounds & music.>
> Romilly then writes:
>An amazing gift. Are you familiar with Scriabin? I wonder if you would see
>the same colors he did......
It is different everyday... I think it has to do with diet, stress or
lack of stress,
perceptual openness to it's "visual interference", etc.. & Yes, I am familiar
with Scriabin, but like Messiaen more... My musical tastes tend to lean
heavily to - shall we say - the Asian & the "semi-civilized" with a strong
aesthetic preference for raw improvisation &/or "ambient" soundscapes)