Augmented Reality (AR) art gallery with music by Liszt, Chopin, Schuman, Scriabin and others painted by artists-synaesthetes. The gallery of 15 multisensory soundscape Art episodes is the result of a seven-year collaboration between artists-synaesthetes and concert pianist, composer and researcher Dr Svetlana Rudenko, www.svetlana-rudenko.com
The experience is a journey through the senses, synaesthesia and creativity. Music has the power to move us all, but for some people it is experienced in a different way – not only heard but also seen, felt, smelt. Synaesthesia is a peculiar wiring of the brain that is characterised by cross-sensory perceptions – in addition to perceiving one stimulus, people with synaesthesia may perceive an additional quality to the experience – a colour or smell or feeling. Ramachandran and Hubbard (2003) stated that ‘synesthesia causes excess communication amongst brain maps... Depending on where and how widely in the brain the trait was expressed, it could lead to both synesthesia and to a propensity towards linking seemingly unrelated concepts and ideas – in short, creativity.” The App is creative itself, as a psychogeograpical augmentation of location with Art and Music soundscapes. It has two modes: site-specific and random. In site-specific mode, the experience is set in a curated location. In random mode, it will stage itself to any location in the world, e.g., a park.