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Cincinnati Student Helps The Deaf Visualize Music


Aaron Ziegler, a senior at The Seven Hills School, has been working on the Chromatic Music Visualizer for a couple of years now and is currently getting feedback from music educators and the deaf community.

Ziegler programmed the software to associate chord values with different colors. “It’s basically able to show them all the emotions in the music in real time such that they are able to appreciate music with family and friends.”

The idea of color and emotions is not new. It has a name, synesthesia, and Russian composer Alexander Scriabin believed in it, associating colors to feelings and emotions.