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Stephen Vitiello's Four Color Sound


One of the four colors - from the 28-minute audio cycle accompanied by choreographed lighting effects that charge the foggy room with four consecutive color segments.

Vitiello was a guest artist at Mills College Center for Contemporary Music Composers Concert, Oakland, CA on Oct. 13, 2009.



Artists have always experienced the synesthetic experience of associating color with sound. Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee, the first artists to break from representation and enter abstraction, may have been able to make that break because of their connection with sight and sound. Both artists played the violin and were brought up in musical families. See samples of Kandinsky and Klees works below:


The language of music was readily adapted to visual equivalents: tone, harmony, dynamics, composition, rhythm, pattern, color chords, key, pitch, motif and more.

Kandinsky quote: ”Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”



click to see larger view:Kandinsky and Klees Paintings are in proportion to actual size of each painting.

Paul Klee
Southern (Tunisian) Gardens
9.5 x 7.5 in
Heinz Berggruen, Paris


Wassily Kandinsky
Composition IV
(62 7/8 x 98 5/8 in); Kunstsammlung
Nordrhein-Westfallen, Dusseldorf, Germany


More on Synesthesia from the composers point of view.

Alexander Scriablin (1/6/1872 - 4/27/1915



For an excellent resource on Wassily Kandinsky, go to https://www.artsy.net/artist/wassily-kandinsky

The link was sent to me from Anthony of Artsy.net.
As Anthony stated: “I actually worked on Artsy's new Wassily Kandinsky page, and I think it would be a great resource for your readers. The newly designed page includes his bio, beautiful images of his works, exclusive articles about Kandinsky, as well as his up-to-date exhibitions – it's a unique Kandinsky resource.”

Thanks Anthony for your contribution.
– Carole