Dev Hynes Delivers Audiovisual Lecture On Synesthesia And Anxiety

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Dev Hynes Delivers Audiovisual Lecture On Synesthesia And Anxiety

Dev Hynes Delivers Audiovisual Lecture On Synesthesia And Anxiety

Dev Hynes has never been shy about the degree to which his synesthesia effects him. A complicated nuerological condition that melds sound an sight into one; synesthesia has been a common thread in musical innovators throughout time immemorial, playing a role in the lives of  Jimi Hendrix, Pharrell, Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder and a slew of others. In a recent appearance at the very first installment of Hyperallergic‘s The Lost Lectures series,  Hynes took to a stage at the Knockdown Center in BK to provide an audiovisual interpretation of his affliction and how it plays into his battle with chronic anxiety, performing a self-written piece in front of a kaleidoscopic backdrop that contorted and waned as the composition moved forward. Its a compelling peek into the world of synesthetes that simply shouldn’t be missed, as it transforms his disorder into a wholly vibrant blessing. Watch Dev Hynes’ performative lecture on synesthesia below. And if you’ve been itching for some new sounds from new-funk wonder, cop the Blood Orange composed OST to Gia Coppola‘s newest film Palo Alto via iTunes today.

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