Kaleidoscope of Colours
Interview

Kaleidoscope of Colours Interview on Nagamag.com


Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Kaleidoscope of Colours:
classical crossover, percussive piano, contemporary piano, post minimal, ambient


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Kaleidoscope of Colours:
I`m a synesthete, which means, when I listen to music or play my piano I immediately perceive colours, that are evoked in my brain. A lot artists have it - Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga. But because I had difficulties with traditional note reading, I startet my own way to compose - entirely on base of colors. I have always been able to memorize tones and sounds from a very early age, but it was many years later that I really understood that I associate music with colours and that the colors are the reason for my good orientation. Today synesthesia affects my work as a musician in any way. Iā€™m able to approach music from a very new perspective by writing songs neither on a note level nor entirely based on improvisation, but on base of the colours that are triggered in my brain while listening to sounds. Each of my songs get the name of the scale and aura they have been perceived on. People ask me, how I see music, but I hardly find words for the colors and even shapes. But scientist can measure activity in a synesthetes brain, its not just an illusion ;)


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Kaleidoscope of Colours:
I grew up in Eastern Germany. When I was about 8 years old, I discovered my parents' guitar, and when I was 14, I got a keyboard as a present, with which I started playing my favorite songs from the radio by ear. I am entirely self-taught. I felt happy, when I could dive into my very own little world of imitating my musicals idols, trying to catch famous film melodies and secretly play them by ear on an old grand piano in my school. Until today, creating, writing music is something where I can pursue and live a lot of my personality traits, being curious and observing, to listen and speak out at the same time, to feel and connect. I always had difficulties with expressing myself when I was younger. Music helps me to calm down and express.


Nagamag:
Do you have any new music coming out?

Kaleidoscope of Colours:
My EP The Birth of Coulours just released on May, 8th 2020. Its a selection of piano based pieces that represent the second cycle of pieces and have been written and perceived on my personal colour scales.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Kaleidoscope of Colours:
Mogli "Alaska"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Kaleidoscope of Colours:
Yann Tiersen "Tempelhof"

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