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The Tetrachromat sees dances in the desert (Performed by Yarn|Wire, 2016)

By Austin New Music Co-op

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The Big Bend in West Texas has a mesmerizing color palette. There are shades of raw sienna and laurel green out there that defy description and resist being captured in a photograph, let alone a pantone swatch. Save for magic, my assumption is that these colors are countless subtle points of earth and flora, combined to form some estimation that resists simple categorization. A tetrachromat is an organism who can perceive four, instead of the usual three, channels of color information, due to an extra type of cone cell in the eye.