We would like to help promote any activity you might be running in Australia or NZ if you’re a synesthete. Please email me and let me know.
Hobart’s extraordinary new museum MONA – the Museum of Old and New Ar 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.
In addition we will be conducting a panel discussion about synaesthesia led by the Artistic Director of Opera Australia, Lyndon Terracini, who came up with the event. Panellists are currently being selected but are likely to include synaesthetes, musician Peter Hill and one or two others TBC.
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.
Download the brochure here:
www.chrisandcatherine.net: Australia’s superlative scottish music duo.
http://www.thestruttsisters.com/music.htm Catherine and Jennifer Strutt- Synesthete sisters.
Mathew Taylors website for any exhibitions, new books, stories etc;
American Synesthesia Association
10th Annual Conference in 2013
The Board Members of the American Synesthesia Association are proud to announce that the 10th Annual National American Synesthesia Association conference will be held at OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada on May 31 – June 2, 2013.
This conference will be hosted by OCAD University, and co-sponsored by the Colour Research Society of Canada, and the Office of Research at OCAD University.
Click here for more information.
UK Syneasthesia Association
The UKSA holds a conference annually. Its 2012 conference was recently held. No dates are set for 2013 as yet. The 2012 program can be found here.