Colour, Music and Synaesthesia

Music notes and notations on a green background
Solange Glasser

Grainger Museum Gate 13, Royal Parade Parkville

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Artists from Jean Sibelius to Lady Gaga openly talk about their Synaesthesia, the neurological condition that lies at the heart of the ‘blending’ of the senses. Referring to her own research and the paintings and installations by David Sequeira, Dr Solange Glasser discusses the concept of Synaesthesia and the experiences of the colour of music and the sound of colour.

Dr Solange Glasser lectures in Music Psychology at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

Tickets are free

In 2021 Museums and Collections invited artist and curator Dr David Sequeira to be the University’s inaugural Creative Researcher in Residence at the Grainger. The building was emptied of its contents and David was given access to Grainger’s collection of manuscripts, musical instruments and personal effects.

#brownmaninawhitemuseum is a suite of new installations, curatorial interventions, talks and performance resulting from this residency.

Due to issues associated with the sexually explicit nature of some of this material, viewing is by Public Programs and restricted to ages 18+