[D-G] find the d&g in this

joan carol urquhart jcu at execulink.com
Mon Mar 7 12:30:06 PST 2005


The experience of one sensation creates perceptual associations
in another sense. It is the perceptual experience of one sensation that
triggers the perception of associated sense perceptions.
It is an assemblage.

For example,

When I hear words, I visually see the letters spelled out in my head
and each letter has an associated colour, seen in my mind's eye.
A very particular hue is consistently associated with each letter
and has remained so throughout my entire life. I think this is the
most common form of synaesthesia.

As a child, I thought that everybody  experienced this.
Sometimes, particular (non-alphabetic)sounds also conjure
associated colours in my mind's eye. But when this happens,
the colours also have an associated texture to them.
Like when I hear the sound of a dog growling, I 'see' the sound
in myh head as a sandpapery chili red colour at the same time
that I hear the actual sound. I hear the sound in textured colour.

It's a good analogy for the way D&G attempt to describe
the smooth space of artistic thought,
as sense-perceptions-in-assemblage-becoming-art-in-the-making.

---- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dr. Harald Wenk" <hwenk at web.de>
To: <deleuze-guattari-driftline.org at lists.driftline.org>
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2005 8:53 AM
Subject: Re: [D-G] find the d&g in this


do I interprete this right, thart she is only tasting the music if she
hears it at the same time?


Harald Wenk

Am Thu, 3 Mar 2005 17:04:58 -0500 schrieb joan carol urquhart
<jcu at execulink.com>:

> Report: Woman 'tastes' musical notes
> Thursday, March 3, 2005 Posted: 1:18 PM EST (1818 GMT)
> LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Music can be a mouth-watering experience for
> one Swiss musician who "tastes" combinations of notes as distinct
> flavors,
> according to a report in the science journal Nature.
> The 27-year-old woman known as E.S. is a synaesthete, someone who
> experiences sensation in more than one sense from the same stimulation,
> researchers said on Wednesday.
> When E.S. hears tone intervals, the difference in pitch between two
> tones,
> she not only can see the musical notes as different colors but can taste
> the
> sounds.
> "This is a special case of a musician who, when she hears tone intervals,
> she has a perception of a taste of a tone," said psychologist Michaela
> Esslen, of the University of Zurich in Switzerland.
> "She doesn't imagine the taste, she really tastes it."
> The case of E.S. reported in Nature is exceptional because seeing
> letters or
> digits in a certain color is more common in synaesthesia.  It may also
> involve seeing a musical tone as a color.
> But E.S. sees the colors and depending on the tone intervals a symphony
> could be bittersweet, salty, sour or creamy.
> "Whenever she hears a specific musical interval, she automatically
> experiences a taste on her tongue that is consistently linked to that
> particular interval," the scientists said in the journal.
> They tested E.S.'s ability by applying solutions tasting sour, bitter,
> salty
> or sweet to her tongue and asking her to identify the tone intervals, a
> difficult task that requires musical training.
> When the applied tastes corresponded with the intervals she was able to
> identify them quicker than other musicians.
> "We found that E.S.'s tone-interval identification was perfect," the
> researchers said.
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