Effects of Music on Creativity


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On April 1st, we asked a group of 20 Thornton Academy students to participate in our social experiment. They each sat down and listened to two very different songs– Dance, Dance by Fall Out Boy and How To Disappear Completely by Radiohead– and drew what the songs made them feel.

Every picture was unique, some just scribbles on the page and some detailed portraits. The colors varied with what each person felt, and there was no picture that was exactly the same as another. The social experiment was a success because it showed how people can interpret music differently, and how they portray those feelings through art.

For most people, the color red is seen as a high energy color, relating to passion and excitement, whereas blue is seen as more calm or sad. For the Fall Out Boy song, the majority of the drawings were warm colors, like red and orange. The drawings of the Radiohead song were cooler colors, like blue and purple.

Isis Guignard
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One Response to Effects of Music on Creativity

  1. Nodnarb May 17, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

    That’s really neat! It’s awesome how music can mean different things to different people

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