Today is our last Colour Outside the Headlines story……for now! Although our daily dose of colourful stories has come to an end, were always interested to hear how you’re inspired by the news and world around you. Be sure to stay tuned for more colour inspiration from CIL in the near future!
We don’t know about you, but we’ve been able to hear the beats and remixes erupting all over Toronto as the biggest DJ competition in the world continues to light up dance floors across the city.
The competition, which began this Monday and ends this Saturday, sees DJs from 21 different countries compete live for the chance to snag turntable stardom along with a hefty bounty in the form of $20,000.
Each competitor has 15 minutes to spin a short, memorable set that incorporates three different styles of music. Points are earned based on how smooth transitions are from song-to-song, how fresh the sound is, and of course, how much energy it’s generating on the dance floor.
Considering these are the top up-and-coming DJs in the world (with one Canadian among the talent!), Toronto’s dance scene certainly continues to thrive.
While Torontonians will have their ears tuned to each beat, some party-goers may be hearing more than a simple rise in tempo: they’ll be hearing colour.
Synesthesia is a rare neurological condition of the brain that promotes stimulation in one sensory pathway in order to trigger an experience in another. More than 60 types of synesthesia have been identified, ranging from individual’s perceiving numbers and letters as colour, to the most common cross-sensory experience: hearing colour through sound. For example, the number five could appear as yellow, or in this case, the sound of an uptempo beat could be seen as a vibrant, flowing wave of magenta.
You may be as surprised as we were to learn that many of today’s greatest artists, composers and yes, even today’s top DJ’s, are ‘synesthetes,’ diagnosed with this stimulating condition.
Have you ever mixed colour and sound into your design choices?
We may not know how to beat mix on a turntable, but we do know colour!
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