On many occasions, I’ve been asked to illustrait my synesthesia when listening to music.
Welp. I tried. And I really must say, it does no justice, as I couldn’t illustrait the movement which is what it’s all about, but I tried. This one’s actually different from most. In most music, I see all the colors and shapes for the instrumental part and a dancer for the voice of the singer (I intuitively choreograph dance). In the case of dubstep, like above, I see monsters. They’re quite creepy.
Anyhow, lower notes tend to be darker, cooler, lower in the plane and more to the left. Higher pitch notes are brighter, higher and more to the right in the frame and contain a lot more color. The little rising and falling bars are “wubs.” I could go on forever translating what everything in this picture sounds like. :B
Dubstep is totally monsters to me. Like, chimes and strings tend to be white points or stars and lower tones are darker colours and less euclidean shapes and dubstep is all this dark shifting oscillating bars and tendrils of deep blacks and purples. There are always a lot of shapes involved too. Music tends to be these moving structures with latices and struts and odd forms made by the interactions between notes and different instruments. Dubstep tends to be these hulking swamp-like tangles.