Colors — painting musical numbers + fire

Colors is the musical theme chosen by Johnny.

Oh yeah.

Let’s Dance.

Play with fire.

What’s your desire?


OPI Instinct of Color

OPI Products

Featuring ‘Down the Road’ by French DJs C2C.


Colors of India – “India 101” Music Video Jonah Goldenberg


Get “India 101 – Hosted by Sazzy Varga” on DVD or watch instantly online…
Enjoy Sazzy Varga’s India adventures and this film makes a great gift on DVD or download to own or rent online at Amazon. For the DVD


Miles Davis The Kind of Blue Sessions

Alex van Starrex


Kermit, “It’s Not Easy Being Green”




U2 “Bullet the Blue Sky”

Martin Maláček

This is a student animation project, which was done in 2011 by me and my brother.
It’s inspired by one of our most favorite U2 songs: Bullet the Blue Sky.

Made by: Michael Malacek & Martin Malacek

U2 – Bullet The Blue Sky

More info:…


Angus & Julia Stone-All The Colours

Aboo Adl


Amy Winehouse  “Back to Black”

BBC One Sessions





Jared Ficklin: New ways to see music (with color! and fire!)

TED Designer Jared Ficklin creates wild visualizations that let us see music, using color and even fire (a first for the TED stage) to analyze how sound makes us feel. He takes a brief digression to analyze the sound of a skatepark — and how audio can clue us in to developing creativity. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on, at


Color, Music, and Emotion


June 30, 2011

Presented by Stephen E. Palmer
Professor of the Graduate School
Psychology & Cognitive Science
University of California, Berkeley


Arnheim (1986) once speculated that different aesthetic domains (e.g., color and music) might be related to each other through common emotional associations. We investigated this hypothesis by having participants pick from among an array of 37 colors the five colors that went best (and later the five that went worst) with each of a set of 18 brief samples of classical orchestral music that varied in composer (Bach/Mozart/Brahms), tempo (slow/medium/fast), and mode (major/minor). They also rated each musical selection and each color for its emotional associations (happy-sad, lively-dreary, strong-weak, angry-calm). Systematic mappings were found between the dimensions of color and music: faster music and major mode were associated with lighter, more saturated, yellower colors, whereas slower music and minor mode were associated with darker, desaturated, bluer colors. More precisely controlled musical stimuli (single-line melodies by Mozart on a synthesized piano) produced more refined relations between the music and the colors chosen to go with them. These color-music mappings are mediated by common emotional associations, because the correlation between emotional ratings of the musical selections and emotional ratings of the colors chosen to go with them were extremely high (.90 to .98) for all emotional dimensions studied (e.g., people picked happy colors to go with happy music and dreary colors to go with dreary music). The mediating role of emotion was established by obtaining analogous effects when people picked the colors that went best (and worst) with faces and body poses that expressed emotions (happy-sad and angry-calm). Similarly high correlations were obtained when the emotional ratings of the faces/gestures were compared with corresponding emotional ratings of the colors chosen to go with them. Further findings identify a stable aesthetic difference between people in terms of their level of “preference for harmony” across the domains of color combinations, musical compositions, shape preferences, and spatial composition within a rectangular frame.

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“Bridging” @ewa


  1. Yousei Hime said,

    November 3, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Promise I’ll dance if I find a way to get one of your pieces. 😀

    • November 4, 2013 at 5:19 am

      Yousei, really? Which piece interests you? Perhaps I can help you to dance? I’d be happy to at least try.

  2. October 21, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I did not know about the OPI ad, great dancers there! Thanks for sharing.

    • October 21, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      Hello Labellestudio. Yes the dancers are quite incredible–including the horse. I wonder what that horse from the ancient bloodline would make of the entire scenario. Nice to see you here. )

  3. Johnny Ojanpera said,

    October 20, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    You are awesome, E. I would have never found these. I am learning so much from you ladies. 🙂

    • October 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      Awww, Johnny. LOL. Hey, I found some of these by pure chance and following the paths of Dirk Gently’s holistic detective agency.Really. )

      • Johnny Ojanpera said,

        October 21, 2013 at 1:03 pm

        Wow. Dirk sounds like “the man”. I’m using that next time for sure. 🙂

      • October 21, 2013 at 7:01 pm

        ) Hey Johnny.

  4. October 20, 2013 at 9:53 pm Bear has chosen for the Oct. 23 Music Theme: MYTHS 🙂

  5. October 20, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    […] Eva     […]

  6. slpmartin said,

    October 20, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    An interesting discussion and post.

  7. willowdot21 said,

    October 20, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Hi Check out Deborah ‘s post she has joined us on the colour theme try here here at

  8. willowdot21 said,

    October 20, 2013 at 8:52 am

    OMG Eva that OP!I advert was an amazing find I love dancing horses I saw some last moth while having a weeks break in Minorca! The Indian one yes brill, Poor old Amy Back to Black great choice! all of the brilliant !! Loved it tanks , thanks!!

    • October 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      🙂 Willow–funny thing about that ‘ad’ is that I have no idea how I found it. Plus, I had no idea what it was until I watched it twice–as in I had no idea what OPI is/was. LOL But those DANCERS! –including the horse wowed me big time.
      Same with 101 India–I love the colors of India and that it is part of the Tibetan photo project was a huge plus. Tibetans living in India cannot take jobs that would keep Indians from employment so they have to get ‘creative’.
      I am going to go visit Deborah!
      Are you dancing willow? Hmm? Hope so.

    • October 20, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      Oh Amy–I picked that one for several reasons–the reference to “black” as a color and as emotional state, the beautiful colors of the scene itself, and her candor at the start about having to do the songs for gigs again and again–and yet–she delivers the song.
      You were in Minorca? Do tell more, please.

      • willowdot21 said,

        October 20, 2013 at 5:34 pm

        Who is Amy I am willow 🙂 Yes I went to Minorca last month with a friend to celebrate a big birthday for me! We left our husbands behind ! we loved every minute of the holiday. The sun the sea though we had to walk down 192 steps to the beach and back up again!! Great views great food what can I say…. I want to go back!!

      • October 20, 2013 at 6:43 pm

        Amy as in Amy Winehouse, the singer of “Back to Black.”
        Yep, I ‘know’ you’re WILLOW. LOL.
        Have you shared that little trip at your blogcasa? I’m gong to have go exploring….. 🙂

  9. October 20, 2013 at 7:30 am

    How would you take one(or more) of your own drawings/paintings and use it to illustrate a piece of music? I think I would like to see/hear that.
    Eh? Eva? 🙂 🙂 Bear

    • October 20, 2013 at 8:11 am

      Interesting you should ask that Bear, as most of them are composed while listening to music. Also, when I began developing a certain ‘style’ one of the first pieces is about listening to Jazz. I considered using something to headline this post. Perhaps I will yet. ….Hmm.

    • October 20, 2013 at 4:38 pm

      A little “Bridging” just for you, Bear.

  10. October 20, 2013 at 7:09 am

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