Making Music from Color: A Compositional Method

By: Dexter Willett '20

Advising Faculty: Ozgur Izmirli

A method to guide composers in writing music inspired by the relationships of colors that make up an image.

Project/Mission Statement

For my Ammerman project, I want to combine my love for music theory and teaching into a creative tool meant to help musicians when writing. It also allows me to explore a fascination I have with cross-modal art as well as ways of circumventing writer’s block. This project helps composers in two ways: It provides guidelines for creating art in the musical realm from the visual, and it helps with musical writer’s block through meaningful artistic limitations.

Additional Material

Making Music From Color: A Compositional Method

Related Fields: Ammerman Center