Colour and music
Tom Service investigates the link between music and colour. He asks if music can ever be colourful and if so, whether is it the same colour for all of us.
Tom Service listens to the world in glorious technicolor as he investigates the link between music and colour.
We put music and colour together all the time. A piece of music can be 'dark' or 'bright' or we could be singing the 'Blues' - but what does that mean? Professor Jamie Ward - an expert in synaesthesia - is on hand to help. While Tom delves into a world of musical colour from Messiaen and Copland, Scriabin and Ravel to David Bowie and Beyoncé to discover whether music can ever be colourful.