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Seeing music



The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Summer Science Exhibition: discover a cross-sensory world of colourful music. © Nevit Dilmen

See music as you never have before in a special violin performance by Kaitlyn Hova.

As a synesthete, Kaitlyn sees musical notes as colours and shapes. Every note she plays is like a paintbrush, and a song can transform into a colourful landscape. By using a violin that lights up with the colours she sees, Kaitlyn invites you to enter her cross-sensory world and experience music in a brand new way.

Running times

This event will run at 7.15pm, and 8.15pm and last approximately 15 minutes.

Talk - admittance for our talks is first-come, first-served. Please ensure you arrive early for talks as we can get busy during the evening and you may need to queue to get into the building.

We will also be showing the FIFA Women's World Cup Semi-Final between England and USA from 8pm.

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required
  • Limited spaces, admittance based on venue capacity
  • Seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Doors open 15 minutes before start of event
  • Adults only
  • Travel and accessibility information - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café
  • Please note we operate a challenge 25 policy. ID may be required when purchasing alcoholic beverages

For all enquiries, please email

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Seeing music

See music as you never have before in a unique, cross-sensory violin performance by synesthete, Kaitlin Hova.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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