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Laycock, K (2016)
Publisher: Journal of the International Colour Association
Languages: English
Types: Article
Uncertain Harmonies (or Fall) examines an area of visual music, associated with colour and the musical scale. The most frequent associations made between art and music relate to the many attempts by artists, composers and scientists to align the musical scale with an equivalency in colour. This is perhaps the most often visited association and probably the most clichéd area of visual music research. Historically, the majority of experiments associated with colour and sound focus on the relationship between hue and pitch. The practice-based research explores the relationship from a structural perspective, focusing on scale patterns rather than colour associations. This paper will consider how the structure of the musical scale, in its major and minor forms might be used as a template for the construction of a series of colour scales and cadences employed in painted and digital compositions.
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