The Oppressed Disability Sees The Music

  • Hadda Zoghbi Algerian resident in the Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Dr. Karim Ben Messai Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain
الكلمات المفتاحية: Deafness, Art, Music, Color, Psychology


In the perspective of finding new ways of helping the deaf community, specifically in helping them understand music, this article introduces a new method of linking sounds to colors according to HK scale (abbreviation: Hadda and Karim). This scale is based on a direct calculation method shifting the frequency of an audible musical note to reach the frequency of a known-colored light. The physical medium in which the sound wave (10Hz-20kHz) propagates, such as air or steel, is taken into consideration to calculate its high order harmonic in the visible light range (400-700nm). HK scale associates to each note of music a color. This new method allows the creation of beautiful drawings as interpretation of musical pieces in a scientific way not based only on Synaesthesia. Some artworks of what music looks like are presented in the article, Beethoven sonata No. 14 (piano) for the listener and for the deaf, and the Bahraini National Anthem for the listener and for the deaf. This technique could be used to communicate with deaf people. It shows how important Art could be used in our daily life in different area. It means that Art is life.


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كيفية الاقتباس
Hadda Zoghbi, & Dr. Karim Ben Messai. (2021). The Oppressed Disability Sees The Music. مجلة الفنون والأدب وعلوم الإنسانيات والاجتماع, (66), 453-461.