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Seeing sounds, hearing colors, part I

I have often asked a student “what color does this movement (or excerpt, or chord progression) suggest to you?”  Color becomes a metaphor for sound – an additional tool for accessing the emotional content of the work, because most of us (even if unaware of it) associate colors with emotions – lighter colors for happiness, darker colors for sadness.   After all, babies, those bundles of happiness, are usually not wrapped in navy or black blankets.  Continue reading