SEEING, SMELLING… EVEN TASTING MUSIC
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.