List of People With Synesthesia - Proposed Others Which Are Still Under Review

Proposed Others Which Are Still Under Review

  • Syd Barrett (January 6, 1946 - July 7, 2006), composer, artist; multiple synesthesiae
  • Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970), musician
  • Victor Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885), writer
  • Richard D. James aka Aphex Twin (born August 18, 1971), Cornish electronic music artist; musical sounds and words → color
  • Wassily Kandinsky (December 16, 1866 – December 13, 1944), painter
  • John Mayer (October 16, 1977), musician, sound to color
  • Anthony Powell (December 21, 1905 - March 28, 2000), writer
  • Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959), architect, claimed to hear music sometimes while designing buildings
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, writer, describes colours experienced by the protagonist upon hearing a female character's voice in "Rapaccini's Daughter."
  • Geoff Emerick, recording engineer, described sound tones in terms of colours.
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher (1889–1951) Possible case of grapheme - colour synaesthesia, based on this quote from the book Zettel: "It’s just like the way some people do not understand the question 'What color has the vowel A for you?'"
  • Adil Omar, rapper/singer-songwriter with sound and color synesthesia.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher. (In the Genealogy of Morality, he describes Schopenhauer's words as "green and black.")
  • Devin Townsend, Canadian musician, frequently relates sound to colors and numbers in interviews and demonstrations.
  • Justin Chancellor, Bassist of Tool, states on Facebook that he has Synesthesia.
  • Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart, German poet and musician. Wrote Ideen zu einer Aesthetik der Tonkunst (1806) about Affective Key characteristics.
  • Nikola Tesla, Serbian Inventor. Hypersensitive, uncanny visualization ability.
  • Yevgeny Zamyatin, (February 1 1884 – March 10, 1937), writer. Potential grapheme-colour synaesthete. Once told artist Yuri Annenkov the qualities he ascribed to each letter. "L is pale, cold, light blue, liquid, light. R is loud, bright, red, hot, fast. N is tender, snow, sky, night D & T are stifling, grave, foggy, obscuring, stagnant. M is kind, soft, motherly, sea-like. A is wide, distant, ocean, misty mirage, breadth of scope. O is high, deep, sea-like, bosom. I is close, low, pressing."
  • Gabrielle Thierry, French Artist, has been exploring visual methods for interpreting musical dimensions of painting.Landscapes reveal their rhythms and harmonies, allowing her to translate paintings into colored music scores. See also the "Musical Qualities of Water Lilies, a colored music score transcribed on canvas", paintings inspired by Claude Monet's Panels at the Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris

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