“… there is also none of the aloofness or detachment that is so readily perceived around contemporary classical music. This can perhaps be attributed to the environments in which Dustin has worked – Lumiere is full of those rare elements of life shared by both vibrant cities and lush countrysides: colour, both organic and rich, sensorial intrigue and a deep awareness of space. Or perhaps it is a product of Dustin’s synaesthesia, a condition he first noticed around the time of his performance at New York’s Guggenheim Museum for their Kandisnky retrospective and 50th anniversary gala. Able to visualize his compositions as vividly as a painter might see his own work, Dustin’s expressiveness is beyond compare.”
My favourite composer/music-artist and I have the same condition.
When I first listened to Quintette N1, I told my sister I fealt a deep, unexplainable connection to him. Quintette N1 has the most plays in my iTunes music library.
He saw the colors of his music and honed them to perfection in every stroke of pigment.
Now I know why I experience his music with more magic and intensity than all others. Now I know why the colors and sound wrap me in an endless blizzard of emotion.
Dustin O’Halloran, you are forever my inspiration.