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Seeing Sound, Hearing Colour

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An exploration into the multi-sensory world of visual music and synaesthesia, which begins with a screening of short works by early purveyors of visual music such as Len Lye (A Colour Box, 1935) and Oskar Fischinger (An Optical Poem, 1938) alongside more recent attempts at fusing sound and image. We’ll then be joined by Dr Clare Jonas from UEL, whose research delves into how the senses work together to give us a unified understanding of the world. She’ll provide insight into what synaesthesia is and what it isn’t, ways in which it’s been used in art, and how you might be able to experience it for yourself.

This event is part of the Optical Sound Pass package. Gain entry to all BMI events for £35 Full Price or £28 Concession.


Date :
April 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
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Visual Music
This event was part of Flatpack 10


Birmingham and Midland Institute – John Lee Theatre
9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, B3 3BS United Kingdom
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Tickets will be available from the venue on the day - box office opens 30 minutes before the advertised event start time.