At times, while walking in the streets, it happens to me that I sense the events running in my eyes as if they were rhythmic patterns, music. Just like Blob, an Italian TV show, that reinterprets the television flow, my mind elaborates in real-time elements of movement in the hearing areas, attributing a rhythmic scheme to the casual happening of visual events. Synesthesia is a condition, non necessarily pathological, in which two or more sensorial experiences are associated to one another.

I would like to comment two well-known examples of works of art with which one can have amazing synesthetic audio-visual experiences.
The 3D video Monkey Drummer (2001) by Chris Cunningham shows us the music of Aphex Twin, enabling us to see drum’s each sounds, one by one.

Percussion instruments, (that perhaps flaunt physicality more than any other instrument) can become purely mental, and one single human being, the real musician, with the use of a drum machine can go beyond its own body through a mind-machine symbiosis. Something similar already occurred with the writing of a score, but an electronic written is more powerful, precise, and eventually, with the sampling becomes even hypertextual.

The second work of art is a digital animation that Alex Rutterford has carried out in 2002. It is an amazing video score that describes each sound and each minimum range of frequencies of Gantz Graf of the Autechre, literally allowing to see the music that looks like as if it is being generated by the images.

If you have never tried to imagine what happens while any possible God clears his voice before singing the Creation, Gantz Graf will surely give him a hand.

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About Fabrice de Nola

Fabrice de Nola is an Italian-Belgian artist. His research and practice focuses in the fields of information architecture and augmented reality integrated to painting, site-specific installations, and cultural heritage sites.
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