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What Does Music Look Like to Someone Who Sees Sound?

Posted by: Ryan Dennehy (06/11/14)
A reddit user going by andrewmn8 who says he exepriences chromesthesia (a variant of synesthesia where a person experiences visual representations of sound) has put his sights to paper. He drew representations of what he sees while listening to "Get Lucky" and "Gangnam Style," among four others. Check out the relatively crude yet interesting paintings in the replies, and maybe submit a song for him to paint in the future.
        
 
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10:05 AM on 06/11/14
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10:09 AM on 06/11/14
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I have a friend with this condition. Truly fascinating. This is a great representation of that.
10:13 AM on 06/11/14
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I have this condition and a few other forms of synesthesia, so this is really cool to see.
10:14 AM on 06/11/14
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A buddy of mine has perfect pitch and often describes his relationship with individual pitches based on colors. Really fascinating stuff
10:19 AM on 06/11/14
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Pretty interesting.
10:22 AM on 06/11/14
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Holy shit this is so cool
10:33 AM on 06/11/14
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Wish I had this and was cool as shit.
10:36 AM on 06/11/14
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that would be a rad concept for an album cover
10:40 AM on 06/11/14
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Neat
10:45 AM on 06/11/14
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That's cool!
10:46 AM on 06/11/14
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I can see some sounds, from time to time. First time I recall experiencing it was the guitar solo during "Californication".. it appears as completely black space with purple streaks and pulsing, connecting dots. I don't think I could ever paint it (I can't even draw a stickman), but it was totally awesome and freaky at the same time.
10:46 AM on 06/11/14
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Should go see that Jamie Fox movie, it was good.
10:55 AM on 06/11/14
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These would make great album art.
10:57 AM on 06/11/14
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I don't think I have any sort of condition like this but I definitely see or associate colors with certain songs. This is pretty interesting/awesome though.
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