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> > > Spanish artist and musician Neil Harbisson develops device enabling him to interpret colours as different musical frequencies

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portrait photo of musician Neil Harbisson wearing his

Neil Harbisson wearing his "antenna"

In 2004 Neil Harbisson and Adam Montandon developed The Eyeborg - an electronic ‘eye’ that allows colours to be perceived as sounds. The Eyeborg is a small sensor placed at eye level, held in place with a cable that transports colour information to a computer or chip. The electromagnetic light waves are turned into sound frequencies that are heard as musical notes. In partnership with Vodafone, Harbisson has now recorded the colours of Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica using mobile technology to compose a unique score.