This edition of Sound Fountain is one of a series called “Stigma” on various forms of mental phenomena that we tend not to speak about often or candidly. One such mental quirk, synesthesia, is the ability to see and taste sounds, hear colors, taste music. It is a perceptual cross-over, and it is no small wonder to know that the roughly one-percent of people who have synesthesia includes at least one great writer, one great artist, and one great musician: Vladimir Nabokov, Vasily Kandinsky, and Franz Liszt.
Produced and presented by Michele Ernsting
Broadcast January 26, 2003