Exercises - short study session
: a suggested reading list and guide
Synaesthesia transferred sensation; sensation produced
at a point different from the point of stimulation
Aims and Objectives:
to introduce you to formal statements of the expressive power of
to encourage you to explore relationships between the expressive
potential of all the arts and to explore points of copmparison
to examine the relationship between colour, words and music
Concerning the Spiritual in Art ,1912 ed.,
"In recent times the arts have never been closer to one another
than in this latest period of spiritual transformation. ."
The influence of Theosophy on Kandinsky
fill in your colour impression of the following in the space provided,
and be prepared to defend your choice.
in the days of the week.
Experiment 2 .
The Vowels, write a number next to each; which is the most earthy in
smell, the most acrid, the most beautifully perfumed.
V.Nabokov's Speak Memory, Weidenfield and Nicholson
Music. Having seen the plates of two churches exuding Mozart and Gounod
from Besant and Leadbeater, Thought Forms ,London Theosophical Publishing
1. Philip Glass, The Photographer, songs.
the piano motif
the vocal refrain
gradually we became aware of a hum in the room, an electrical hum
in the room. It went MMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmm
2. Rossini, Petite Messe Solonelle , Kirie.
3. First train through the village, Chinese traditional
music.The Guo Brothers.
4, animation, colour and music, the depiction of jazz,
book Jazz , and Norman McLaren's animated film Boogie Woogie .
Colour and Film , see Point Blank (John Boorman) and The Outsiders
(F.F.Coppola, see also the Robert Frost poem Nothing Gold can stay .
"Generally speaking, colour directly influences the soul. Colour
is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with
many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or
another purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul." Kandinsky
Colour and Music SEE colour and music A.Wallace Rimington, Colour
Music; The Art of Mobile Colour, Hutchinson London 1911 20