Faculty Advisor

Manzo, Vincent Joseph


The purpose of this paper is to explore the cross-modality between music and art, acting on the theory that there are subconscious, biological, and psychological factors that are common to all people in the correlation of sonic processing and visual understanding. Music and art have existed in harmony throughout history and have established cultures and societies for generations. We will seek to determine whether there are universal correlations on how people visually interpret music. The intent of this research was to synthesize the variety of data known about the cross-modality between music and visual comprehension and develop a computer program that would generate art based on a set of sonic analyses that the computer was programed to quantify.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts