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Synaesthesia and the creative process: a study of its inspiration in Scriabin’s "Prometheus"

Harper, Jessica


The role of synaesthesia in composition is difficult to assess, but for those who possess it synaesthesia is an inherent source of inspiration. It is not a compositional tool as such, yet synaesthesia is fundamental to the creative and compositional processes of certain artists. The term synaesthesia describes various multi-sensory experiences of artistic expression. Though many are riveted by synaesthesia, there is a lot of literature dismissing it as a gimmick used by artists and composers to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-10-14
Type: Thesis (Honours)


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