Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
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Synesthesia: 11 great artists who have seen the colour of music
10. Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Many of Messiaen’s compositions – such as Oiseaux Exotiques, L'ascension, and Couleurs de la cite celeste – are directly based upon his trying to “produce pictures” via sound, writing specific notes to produce specific colour sequences and blends.