Music is typically conceived and consumed as an auditory experience, but it can also manifest in many other forms. On a quantitative level, music can be represented by notes, chord progressions, and sound waves. I wanted to capture the range of meaning that music takes on for different people, depending on each person’s interpretation. Those with synesthesia, for example, may perceive music as an overlapping of sensory stimuli. Sound of Music is a reflection of the infinite ways of appreciating music, represented as a conglomeration of colors, motifs, and abstractions.
Kathy Li is a sophomore at New York University studying media and communications. She hails from Rockville, Maryland and is passionate about fashion, art, film, and social justice. She has been making art since the age of seven, but her perfectionism more often hinders than helps the creative process. She is a firm believer in trusting one’s instincts, but is slowly learning that making mistakes can be an eye-opening experience. On a Friday night, you can usually find her jamming out to a Taylor Swift song or curled up with a good book.