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Color Improv with Dr. Sonja Giles, Mike Giles, and Dr. Jonathan Sturm

October 5, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (US Central)

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Reiman Gallery, Morrill Hall Rm. 003

Artist Wassily Kandinsky remarked, “the sound of colors is so definite that it would be hard to find anyone who would express bright yellow with bass notes or dark lake with treble.” The artist experienced synesthesia, or the experience of one sense in conjunction with another, such as music being heard as well as seen. With the synesthetic experience in mind, we have asked professional musicians to create improvisations based on the works of art in the reACT exhibition Color Matters, translating color into sound. Join us and experience the sound of color at this unique event.

The improvisation was filmed and will be screened at this event. There will be a Q & A time with the musicians.

Dr. Sonja Giles, Professor of Flute; Mike Giles, Director of ISU Jazz Studies; and Dr. Jonathan Sturm, Professor of Music.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Free and open to the public.


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Program made possible through the generous support of the Offices of the Vice President for Research and the Senior Vice President for the Division of Operations and Finance. 

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