Visualisation of sound is an increasingly popular trend in our over-mediatised age. However, if we reduce the idea to its essence regardl...
Visualisation of sound is an increasingly popular trend in our over-mediatised age. However, if we reduce the idea to its essence regardless of any extreme forms it may assume, it reveals itself as plain synaesthesia, artistically an all along familiar concept. This is what it is all about: perception with our different senses in an ideal balance beyond the point of sensual distinction where hearing and seeing merges into one. Merging of the senses is the practical basis of the visualisation of music, which goes against the standardised visualisation of classical music all over today’s media. But music delicately removes itself from the scene when it’s fragile nature and subtle meaning is optically violated. The common artist-focused visualisation severs the „music-spectator“ downright from the music. By the end he is barely able to remember what the showcased artist actually attempted to convey. In less drastic cases the music is at best diffused.