Visible light occupies only one octave of the electromagnetic spectrum. To help illustrate this point, Isaac Newton divided that octave into seven discrete colors, imitating music's division of an octave into the seven diatonic pitches of a major scale. The seven colors are: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, and are easily remembered with the mnemonic device "ROY G. BIV".
For this project, I assigned one color to each chromatic pitch (red is C and violet is B), and displayed the appropriate color when the corresponding note sounds.
The music is the Fugue from J.S. Bach's Lute Suite BWV 997, transposed to E.
Dylan Sheridan: The Curious Light of Mr. Moon
Michael Linert: Cello & Voice Mike Lunoe: Percussion
World Premier Performance!
Text adapted from the poetry of Taruho Inagaki, (Translated by Tricia Vita in "One Thousand and One Second Stories")
Hans Werner Henze: Ein kleines Potpourri aus der Oper "Boulevard Solitude"
Andy Villemez, Piano Liya Huang, Harp Justin Vance, Flute Mike Lunoe, Vibraphone