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ABOUT

Seeing Music, Hearing Colour is a new interactive multimedia exhibition from Barnsley based composer Helen Madden and artist Chiomah Akanwa Dey.

The exhibition will be hosted within The Civic, Barnsley from 09/05/2022 for one month.

 

The exhibition explores the experience of musicians / artists with a certain type of  synaesthesia called Chromesthesia (when one sense comes through as another and quite often a person will hear music as colour and vice versa)  alongside non synaesthetes, who may associate a certain colour or texture with a particular sound or pitch.

 

The exhibition will follow the journey of an initial artwork transformed into a piece of music by Helen Madden. Workshops with Barnsley based community groups then follow, with participants creating art in response to music, and composing their own music to interpret their art.

 

(UNTIL NOW THE IDENTITY OF THE ARTWORK HAS BEEN A CLOSELY GUARDED SECRET SO NOT TO INFLUENCE THE ART WORK OF PARTICIPANTS. Click here to reveal the IDENTITY of the artist....

 

BRING YOUR HEADPHONES!  Each art work will be displayed with a QR code enabling you to hear recordings of all compositions and musical responses whilst observing the corresponding artwork.

 

If you would like to hear the music  performed live there will be an exhibition opening event on Sunday May 8th.  There will be live musical performances of all art work and chance to chat to the composer, artists and musicians. Tickets available from 1st April via the Civic Box office.

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