This will be a seminar discussing synaesthete composers and their methods;
most notably Olivier Messiaen and Alexander Scriabin. A distinction is made between seeking to work like a synaesthete and seeking to sound like a synaesthete.
If attendees wish, they may familiarise themselves with the following examples of work from two highlighted synaesthete composers;
Olivier Messiaen writes music inspired by birdsong:
Olivier Messian writes the colours of an imagined celestial city:
Scriabin uses his association in performance as well as composition to explore the story of
Promethius. Music, colour, story all intergrated [begins with an interesting explanation of
the performance, music begins at 9:43]:
These examples are exemplar but not exhaustive of the discussion.