From the sound artist:
I was drawn to the variety of beautiful, exotic flowers in this painting. I wanted to represent their vibrant colours acoustically. To do so I spent some time talking to Richard Fowles, who is gifted with synaesthesia, which means that he is able to pair colour with pitch. He hears this painting as a whole in B minor, which is embodied by the sub-frequency drone that increases in amplitude throughout the piece. The yellow background and flowers are represented by a D major chord; the vase, which is a very dark blue, by a B5 chord; the red flowers by a B minor chord with an additional G note (which is dissonant); the lighter blue flowers by a higher pitched B5 chord; the green leaves by a G major chord; while the brown colour of the table and the shadow underneath is dissonant against the rest of the painting which is in Eb minor. I’ve finished the piece by bringing all the elements back together and then returning to the gallery setting.