Multisensory Perception and Synesthesia
Synesthesia means the capability of the perceptual system to induce perception within one sensual modality by stimulation of a different sensual area. Similar phenomena are pronounced at relatively few individuals, but show a characteristic permanence. Often the phenomenon of visual perception caused by auditory stimulation is described (as color(ed) hearing). In principle, synesthesia can occur between all senses. Such connections are also observed within one sensory space. In that manner, numbers and letters can get an additional color during a process of visual perception or imagination.
Applications in the Arts and Design
My papers and artwork mentioned of reproduces on this website illuminate phenomena of synesthesia, but also consider the widespread capabilities of cross-sensory connections via correspondences, associations/iconicity, multi-sensory symbolism and conscious generation of rules (e.g. with reference to physical parameters or algorithms). This enables development of numerous fields of application, like sound design and perception of soundscapes, multi-sensory design of products and interfaces, virtual environments, correlation of music and the fine arts, and many others.
Light, color and motion as crossmodal elements of Baroque music. e-Forum Acusticum 2020, Lyon, France, 2099-106. DOI 10.48465/fa.2020.0021
Adjustment of soft sounds in cars for multisensory harmony. Inter-Noise 2020 e-Conference, Seoul, Korea.
Light, Color and Motion as Crossmodal Elements of Baroque Music. In: Kolyadenko, N. et. al. (eds.): Synesthesia in Music. History, Theory, Practice. Collection of Scientific Articles. Issue 3. Novosibirsk: Glinka State Conservatoire, 2020, 231-246 (English), 246-262 (Russian).
Impetus and challenges of synesthetic music painting. In: Jörg Jewanski, Sean A. Day, Saleh Siddiq, Michael Haverkamp, Christoph Reuter (Eds.): Music and Synesthesia. Abstracts from a Conference in Vienna, scheduled for July 3-5, 2020 (cancelled). Wissenschaftliche Schriften der WWU Münster, Reihe XVIII, Band 14. Dortmund: readbox unipress, 2020, 35-41.
at the same place: Particles of sound. 51-56.
Book Review: Sabine von Fischer: Das akustische Argument. Wissenschaft und Hörerfahrung in der Architektur des 20. Jahrhunderts (Zürich, gta Verlag 2019). KUNSTCHRONIK, 73/5, May 2020, 236-41.
see also in: Akustik Journal 02/20, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik DEGA, 70-73.
Auditive Wahrnehmung und die subjektive Repräsentation der Zeit. Annual Conference DAGA 2020. Berlin: DEGA, 2020, 728-31.
Anton V. Sidoroff-Dorso, Sean A. Day, and Jörg Jewanski (Eds.): Synaesthesia; Opinions and Perspectives - 30 Interviews with Leading Scientists, Artists and Synaesthetes. Wissenschaftliche Schriften der WWU Münster, Reihe VIII, Band 5, Dortmund: readbox unipress, 2020, pp. 278-287.
Walther Behm - Synesthetic Art and Teaching
4th International Academic Conference:
Polylogue and synthesis of arts: history and modernity, theory and practice
10.-11. May 2021 St Petersburg: Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory
Introduction to Musical Acoustics
Ignaz Kögler Research Camp in Acoustics
9. - 13. August
Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
Haptisches Feedback: Perzeptive und messtechnische Aspekte
Fachtagung Haptisches Feedback & Printed Electronics
24. - 25. August 2021
Karolinenstraße 8 58507 Lüdenscheid
Contribution to Art Exhibition
October 11, 2020
10am - 6pm
Kunsthof "Die Bergschmiede"
Pfeuferstraße 38 81373 München
Adjustment of soft sounds in cars for multisensory harmony
49th International Congress on Noise Control Engineering, Seoul
August 23-26, 2020
Keynote: Impetus and challenge of synesthetic music painting
Portrait: Synesthete Visual Artists - Personal Insights
Moderation of evening event with Johannes Deutsch (Vienna): Visualising Classical Music
Conference: Music and Synesthesia. Universität Wien, Hörsaal 1/2, July 3-5, 2020, Vienna, Austria
Cancelled Book of abstracts published!
Vision Mahler (Screenshot),
Light, Color and Motion as Crossmodal Elements of Baroque Music
Soft sounds within Quiet Cars – Design with Respect to Subjective Intensity of Sounds
Forum Acusticum 2020, Lyon
postponed to Dec 7-11, 2020
Auditive Wahrnehmung und die subjektive Repräsentation der Zeit
46. Jahrestagung für Akustik, March 16-19, 2020, Hannover Congress Centrum HCC
Conference has been cancelled - proceedings are available.