Pablo Casals in Moscow - early 20th Century
He [Alexander Scriabin] asserted that someone listening to music was inevitably affected by the surroundings in which the music was played – that the effects of music heard in darkness were quite different from those of music heard in light, and that one’s sensations responded to variations in color just as to changes in temperature. He invited me to his house in Moscow and showed me an apparatus he had developed for reproducing sound in color. I think I must have been one of the first to see it. It was really remarkable and produced marvellous effects. He was composing a new … more >>
Albert Kahn and Pablo Casals, and (ed.), Joys and Sorrows. Reflections by Pablo Casals, as told by Albert E. Kahn. In British library (London, 1970), p. 124. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424560765514 accessed: 7 December, 2023
Listening tohide composers
written by Alexander Scriabin
|Date/Time||early 20th Century|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
Pablo Casals listening to Prometheus by Scriabin in his house, while watching simultaneously various colors playing on a screen while the work was performed.