Wednesday, September 26, 2007

drug-induced synaesthesia?

Mind Hacks directs us to a Wired article on Oliver Sacks and his forthcoming book on music neurology. Sacks describes how Monteverdi's Vespers allowed him to see an indigo hue that he had only seen through drugs. A warning label will now be required on all recordings of music from the Seconda Prattica.

1 comment:

Humingway said...

It's a little unclear from that excerpt, but I think Sacks went to the concert while still under the influence. So Monteverdi alone isn't enough.
Scriabin, perhaps?