When Synaesthesia Meets Education

Provider: Sound Connections
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Description This masterclass, led by synaesthesia-inspired expert practitioners BitterSuite, will encourage participants to challenge the existing definitions and models of community music projects by exploring and playing with multi-sensory and synesthetic ways of running workshops. Working as collaborators we will test out, critique and push the creative ideas from BitterSuite’s multi-sensory community work in music.
Duration 10.00am - 3.30pm

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Categories Arts
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

We will get stuck into concepts like:

Taste the music

Exploring how we can demonstrate or think about pitches as tastes – what pitch is a lemon – high / middle / low? Running experiments that are inspired by Charles Spence demonstrating how certain instruments / tonalities can effect the way you taste.

Colour of music

Can you associate shades of colour with musical tonality. What does red sound like and why?

Texture of music

If we pair like with like experiences – physical textures with musical textures – can we enhance the experience + understanding of the music ? For instance how can we enact the texture of staccato / legato? And can we approach more complex musical texture – polyphony / cacophony / monophony etc. by explaining it in physical textures.

Graphic notation

An experimental concept created by John Cage – a way to democratise the formal musical score. They are scores which use colours / shapes and symbols to denote / infer musical decisions. We take the principle of graphic notation – but extend it to the senses – how can we use smell, taste and touch to denote musical decision.


This workshop will be a collaborative session where as a group, we play with these concepts and discover new ideas and ways of working. Attendees are invited and encouraged to bring along their own musical instruments which may be used in creative break-out sessions.

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