Hi everyone! Grace here hosting the second part of the Synesthesia series as part of our tool kit for writing.
The first part was posted here and in that writing challenge, we concentrated on writing a poem using grapheme color synesthesia.
A quick recap of what synethesia: Can you imagine music, words and numbers as colors and textures?
Synesthesia is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sense leads to automatic, involuntary experiences of a second one. There are over 80 types of synesthesia described by science. Nearly every combination of sensory experiences or cognitive concepts is possible.
Seeing music as colors is one form of synesthesia. Perceiving letters as personalities is another one, or seeing numbers in color. Even hearing colors or touching smells.
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music”- Friedrich Nietzsche
From the video above, she has chromesthesia, a type of synesthesia in which a nonvisual stimulus causes the individual to perceive color. Color hearing is a form of chromesthesia. In color hearing a musical tone elicits a color.
Lorde, the famous, New Zealand singer and songwriter, sees sound as color in her music.
The writing challenge: Today we will incorporate music in our poem from the perspective of a synesthete. Create your own Symphony. Infuse your musical experience when listening to a band, artist or musical genre, with colors, sounds & textures. Write a song filled with colors.