The synthesis of colour and sound is something that has fascinated man for centuries. James Peel, a multi-media artist trained at Royal College of Art. In his article for Cabinet 'The Scale and the Spectrum', he explores the synesthesia of colour and sound, from the world's first ocular organ to Stephen Spielberg's use of a large electric colour synthesiser to communicate to alien intelligence in Close Encounters.
A concept also close to Frank Sinatra's heart. He collaborated with leading Hollywood composers such as Previn and Bernstein to compose musical pieces to represent indivudual colours. The result: Tone Poems of Colour, a fascinating album. Food for thought.