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What is the color of choro?: Color preferences for an instrumental brazilian popular music genre
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KTH, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).
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KTH, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Human Centered Technology, Media Technology and Interaction Design, MID.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3086-0322
2023 (English)In: SMC 2023: Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference 2023, Sound and Music Computing Network , 2023, p. 370-376Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This project explores how a synesthetic experience related to music perception and color association varies across cultures, and whether music with more energetic expressions elicits richer color responses. A total of 206 participants took part in a survey using a customized web page. The participants got to listen to excerpts of Brazilian music in the genre Choro and got to choose one or more color that matched the music the most. The music excerpts were chosen based on the their portrayal of the emotions joy, tender and sorrow. The results showed differences in color preferences for each emotional expression studied across different groups. Furthermore, a correlation between the subjective intensity of the excerpt (considering that, in terms of intensity, Joy > Tender > Sorrow) and the variety of colors chosen by the participants was observed. In general the results supports previous research in this field with happiness or joy is often correlated to the color yellow and sorrow to the color blue. The excerpts that portrayed tenderness had most participants choosing the color yellow but also green for non-Brazilians. Due to the limits of the study, the results are not conclusive. More research is needed to get a better understanding of the impact of utilizing color combination rather than single colors to match music or emotional expressions.

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Sound and Music Computing Network , 2023. p. 370-376
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Music
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-337829Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85171740011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-337829DiVA, id: diva2:1803488
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20th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2023, Hybrid, Stockholm, Sweden, Jun 15 2023 - Jun 17 2023
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Available from: 2023-10-09 Created: 2023-10-09 Last updated: 2023-11-23Bibliographically approved

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