This website is devoted to promoting Australian related activities on Synesthesia.
We have pages on types of synesthesia, activites in Australia / NZ and links to other really great synesthesia sites. Check out our Events page for a new and exciting Synaesthesia event in Australia in NOVEMBER 2012
We hope to make it a portal for the exchange of information, and perhaps even a place to stimulate ideas.
If you are a synesthete please visit the contacts page and leave us your email so we can keep you up to date with the latest events and information about synesthesia. You can also tell us if you would like to help us out by participating in important research projects. Come back and visit in the new year as I hope to have re-released an updated series of pages devoted to different types of synesthesia by then.
Sydney Universities Color Form and Motion Lab has supported a great deal of synesthesia research recently. Studies included those on grapheme to colour synesthesia as well as sound to color and shape Synesthesia. If you are interested in participating in research on synesthesia this lab has ethics approved non invasive experiments running from time to time and is always happy to hear from synesthetes interested in participating. Email us to find out more.
Macquarie Universities Centre for Cognitive Sciences is also conducting research. You can contact them by visiting their synesthesia webpage.
Hobart’s extraordinary new museum MONA – the Museum of Old and New Art is running a two-day mini-music-festival with colour music synaesthesia as its theme on 3 -4 November.
A co-presentation between Mona and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO), the weekend features the TSO, visiting pianist Peter Hill from the UK, some pianists from the Australian National Academy of Music, singer Kate Miller-Heidke, cabaret performer Meow Meow, jazz performers and individual musicians – over a hundred musicians in about 36 performances over two days. The museum will be closed to the public for the two days and the festival is limited to 400 people only, who come for the full time and also enjoy lunches, dinner and afternoon teas at Mona over the weekend as part of their ticket price. The music performances will be lit by renowned (Sydney Olympics) lighting designer John Rayment with synaesthetic considerations as a stimulus.
During the weekend, synaesthetic musician Andrew Legg, Director of the Tasmanian Conservatorium, will be involved in a visual representation of both his own emotions and the music he is playing through playing while wired up to a program which translates both his body’s responses and the texture of the music into projections.
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