Demonstration of a proposal of correspondence between Light and Sound

André Rangel Macedo

Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR) Portuguese Catholic University – School of the Arts Rua Diogo Botelho 1327, 4169005 Porto, Portugal

Núcleo Arte e Intermedia (NAI) Instituto de Investigação em Arte, Design e Sociedade (I2ADS) Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto (FBAUP)

Abstract: Demonstration of a proposal of correspondence between Light and Sound. This proposal was materially exemplified by means of a new hyperinstrument, which gives its users the control over a multi-sensorial algorithmic composition generated in real-time. In this paper we present the origin and motivation of our correspondence proposal. We describe with some detail, the designed methodology to convert sound frequency to colour wavelength and the designed strategy to present the visual results on RGB systems. Audiovisual documentation of the demonstration available at

Keywords: Hyperinstrument, Color, Sound, Synaesthesia, Music.

Year 2012
Type Conference Proceeding
Publication Actas IV Congreso Internacional Sinestesia Ciencia y Arte
Publisher Ediciones Fundación Internacional Artecitta
Local Almeria
ISBN / ISSN 13: 978-84-939054-3-9
Language English