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The colors of music "One drama of my life consists of my telling people that I see colors whenever I hear music, and they see nothing, nothing at all, people don't believe me when I tell them, because they can't see the colors. For me, notes and tones express themselves in the form of colors. I am convinced that I could convey this to the public." Oliver Messiaen. Synesthesia is a neurologically-based phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. The interest in synesthesia is at least as old as Greek philosophy. One of the questions that the classic philosophers asked was if color (what we now call timbre) of music was a physical quality that could be quantified. The problem of finding a mathematical system to explain the connection between music and color has both inspired and frustrated artists and scientists throughout the ages. The seventeenth-century physicist Isaac Newton tried to solve the problem by assuming that musical tones and color tones have frequencies in common. He attempted to link sound oscillations to respective light waves. According to Newton, the distribution of white light in a spectrum of colors is analogous to the musical distribution of tones in an octave. So, he identified seven discrete light entities, that he then matched to the seven discrete notes of an octave (Taken from Wikipedia). The big painter Wassily Kandinsky was very interested also in the music and color synesthesia. His recollection of the Wagner performance attests to how it had retrieved a vivid and complex network of emotions and memories from his past: "The violins, the deep tones of the basses, and especially the wind instruments at that time embodied for me all the power of that pre-nocturnal hour. I saw all my colors in my mind; they stood before my eyes. Wild, almost crazy lines were sketched in front of me." Another basic elements of music that use color is to describe timbre instrument. Timbre describes all of the aspects of a musical sound that do not have anything to do with the sound's pitch, loudness, or length. Here you can see, in the main scene, a Violin with a very bright color, a Double-bass with a deep and dark color and the Piano a very "poly chromatic" instrument. If you still are not convinced that this scene has to do with color, wait for the night and take a look into the small telescope, the colors of the stars will give you a very complex information about it... or just walk around and take a look to the paints on the wall, all them plenty of nice and bright colors...

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Merida is Venezuela's most popular destination. It is a lively cultural place, with a large university and numerous architectural monuments. Merida has the longest cable car in the world - 12,5 km., from Sierra Nevada National Park to "Pico Espejo" at 4.785m.

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