Tuesday, July 15, 2008


How do composers come up with titles for their works? Sometimes it is before the work is written, sometimes afterwards...and sometimes composers even see colors with their music - there is a phenomenon where you see colors with certain notes, Synesthesia.

Michael Torke and Helene Grimaud are two such musicians who are synesthetic. Torke has written a whole series of "color music." And other composers have had color associated with a piece, like the Red Violin by John Corigliano, The Yellow River Piano Concerto, and the Banks of the Green Willow...

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