Ever wonder what it’s like HEAR colour? Try this synesthesia experiment.

Synesthesia is a neurological situation where the senses overlap. People with the condition are able to do things like hear colours. For those of us who aren’t so blessed, it’s a little hard to understand what synesthetes experience.

Vassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter who employed his synesthesia in his work, including a piece called Yellow-Red-Blue. Google, through the use of machine learning, has come up with a way to “play” that Kandinsky’s painting.

Click here to give it a try.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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