Scriabin‘s „Poem of Fire“ by Irene Mueller

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Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin was the first composer who wanted to synthesize music with colors. He created his own color-tone-mapping system by assigning colors to specific pitches. In the symphonic composition “Prometheus” op. 60, (1910), also known as “the poem of fire”, Scriabin used a purpose built color organ that projected colors onto the wall as the pitches were played. With this organ he made possible the projection of the so-called “Luce Voice” in the score of “Prometheus”.

Repeatedly, scriabin compositions were done with paints. In fact, the impact of Scriabin’s multimedia idea was enormous. Even today artists regard his works as a great source of inspiration.

Music has the power to give the soul certain emotions and reflect certain moods; there are natural affinities between the human soul and the harmonies and rhythms. Irene Mueller tried to put her soul into Scriabin’s music, but ignored the parallels between the colors and…

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