Music at all times, since its inception, has been used as a means of influencing people’s consciousness. With its help, different goals were achieved. Knowledgeable people wisely approached the musical design of their events.
For example, the Christian church banned music in its temples, until the reign of Pope Gregory I, who allowed, and even wrote music for prayers. However, this music was not supposed to be emotional, without accompaniment, and the male choir sang songs in unison. This style is called Gregorian singing.
And to this day, this singing tunes in a divine way, evoking sublime, angelic feelings among the parishioners and clergy within the walls of churches and monasteries. Gregory I was a man who knew what he wanted to achieve through music. And he was not alone in his attitude to music. Continue reading
1. “Sound + color”?
The property of sounds to evoke color images has been noticed a long time ago. Much has been written about the color rumor of A. Scriabin, who saw musical sounds in color. The whole direction in art – color music – is based on this property of music sounds.
There is evidence that speech sounds, especially vowels, can also be perceived in color. A. Rimbaud even wrote a vowels sonnet, in which he so colored the sounds:
A is black; white – E; And – red; Y is green; Continue reading
The first Neurophone was made when Patrick was only 14 years old, in 1958. The following year, Flanagan gave a lecture at the Houston Amateur Radio Club, where he demonstrated the possibilities of his invention.
The day after the lecture, a reporter from the Houston Post called him. He asked if it was possible to try the Neurophone on his relative, who was deaf as a result of meningitis of the spinal cord. The experiment was very successful. And the very next day after a successful experiment, an article was published on the neurophone as a potential hearing aid for the deaf.
Fame grew every year. In 1961, Life magazine correspondents literally settled in Patrick’s house. They took about a thousand shots, following him everywhere he went. The article appeared on September 14, 1962. In the article, Patrick was called, no less, one of the leading scientists of America. Continue reading