What does music look like?

German photographer Martin Klimas has a photo series where he shows you what he thinks music looks like. As someone with Synesthesia I see bass and kicks drums as darker colors, hi-hats as white and juno/mentasm sounds as purple. It’s maybe all fantasy my mind creates but it may also help me create songs. How do you see it?

“For this series, Klimas spent six months and about 1,000 shots to produce the final images from his studio in Düsseldorf, Germany….The resulting images are Klimas’s attempt to answer the question ‘What does music look like?”

For more info: butdoesitfloat.com/What-does-music-look-like

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Oliver Chesler

"Hello my name is Oliver and I'm going to tell you a story." I have been recording music since 1989 under the name The Horrorist. I have released over 60 singles and 4 full length albums. To hear my music please go to: thehorrorist.com

2 thoughts on “What does music look like?”

  1. for me i visualise colours and shapes. a snare hit is like a white jaggy blob, a softer snare hit is less jaggy, a rimshot is jaggy and slightly cream. a bass line is dark green or dark blue, and its like a fat blob with round bits…. a flute would be a thin wavy line thats silver or grey coloured :| strings like violins or acoustic guitar would be golden or yellow, sticatto would be dots, and so on…

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