six, seven and the color i thought you thought

six, seven and the color i thought you thought were created in collaboration with Nicole Leslie as companion pieces to the color you thought you thought. The works were installed at Nic’s senior show at Grand Valley State University, Let.

These new works utilize the equations developed in the color you thought you thought to answer a fundamental question—in addition to scientific and perceptive purposes, can this system of audio/visual relationships facilitate meaningful art? six, seven was developed as an audio work by Niko with visuals added by Nic, whereas the color i thought you thought was initially a series of visuals designed by Nic.

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six, seven | stereo playback & video or projections | 4″ | 2019
premiered | Let, Grand Valley State University Padnos Art Gallery
audio | Niko D. Schroeder
video | Nicole Leslie

six, seven first presents many varieties of notes that are between six and seven diatonic steps apart (like on the piano). It then spreads to a more diverse collection of pitches, dividing the original material into smaller and smaller subsets. The video finally returns to the opening harmonic material, now subjecting the original intervals to systems of tuning that only consist of six and seven pitches—six and seven equal divisions of the octave.

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the color i thought you thought | stereo playback & video or projections | 4″ | 2019
premiered | Let, Grand Valley State University Padnos Art Gallery
audio | Niko D. Schroeder
video | Nicole Leslie

the color i thought you thought presents each color as a set shape and placement within divisions made of vertical lines, horizontal lines, and one diagonal line splitting the screen. The graphic appears flat for most of the shape combinations, but when more colors/a wider range of colors are included, touches of perspective (like a hallway going back into space) can be perceived.


All solo, chamber, and large ensemble works have score, parts, & relevant media available for purchase. Please contact me at nikodschroeder@gmail.com with inquiries. I’m happy to get my music in your hands!