SEE­ING, SMELLING… EVEN TAST­ING MU­SIC

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It’s pos­si­ble to go be­yond what you hear. Th­ese three artists were in­spired by mu­sic to go in an en­tirely dif­fer­ent direc­tion.

1 WASSILY KANDINSKY, ARTIST

The fa­ther of ab­stract art, Wassily Kandinsky, was born in 1866. He painted sounds as if they were shapes and colours. He said: “Colour is the key­board, the eyes are the har­monies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touch­ing one key or an­other, to cause vi­bra­tions in the soul.”

2 DANA EL MASRI, PER­FUMER

The founder of Par­fums Jazmin Saraï in Mon­treal cre­ates scents based on clients’ mu­sic tastes. With a back­ground in sound production, Dana El Masri switched things up to study at the Grasse In­sti­tute of Per­fumery in France. With a holis­tic ap­praoch, she meets with her clients and asks them to fill in a de­tailed ques­tion­naire be­fore lis­ten­ing to their favourite songs and mix­ing to­gether their per­fect scent. jazmin­sarai.com

3 KYLE HAN­LEY, CHEF

A few years ago, Detroit Golf Club chef, Kyle Han­ley de­vised a 10-course tast­ing menu based around Ra­dio­head’s 2000 al­bum Kid A. Start­ing with a pan-seared diver scal­lop with yuzu fluid gel, fried cel­lo­phane noo­dle, lemon­grass ponzu and chili oil for open­ing track Ev­ery­thing In Its Right Place, he then made a Black Cap­rese, for the al­bum’s ti­tle track. See the full menu on the event’s Face­book page: bit.ly/2k5th30.

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