Tapestries is a choreographed sensorial concert that is set to enhance an ingenious reworking of Janacek’s String Quartet No.1 by composer Fred Thomas and poet Kayo Chingonyi. As one of 30 guests, you will be paired individually with a dancer who will blindfold you and lead you through a concert for the senses, feeding you gourmet tastes by chef Adam Thomason, surrounding you in bespoke scents created by Sarah McCartney and enveloping you in intense movement & touch based choreography by BitterSuite. The score interweaves Janacek’s full work together with original choral spoken poetry and phrases taken from Janacek’s inspiration: The Kreutzer Sonata.

Performed live by Phaedra Ensemble.

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The Sensory Score

The Sensory Score is a blindfolded experience with bespoke tastes by gourmet chef Adam Thomason, original perfumes by Sarah McCartney and a tactile experience choreographed by BitterSuite. Originally commissioned for Nesta’s FutureFest.

Each audience member gets an intimate, one-to-one experience, with the performers leading the audience through the music and enveloping them within the music’s physical world.

 This innovative performance has finished a modest yet supremely successful tour at RichMix, The Roundhouse, TedX and Wilderness Festival 2015.

The Sensory Score was far and away the highlight of FutureFest. Dozens of attendees have commented to me on how magical an experience was, whether they were sat blindfolded in a chair or experiencing it from afar. Thank you for being such a stellar, inspired, professional group to collaborate with!
— Josh McNorton - Nesta

BitterSuite at the Royal Academy

BitterSuite was commissioned by the Royal Academy of Arts to create a one-off sensorial event to bring audiences closer to the architecture and the world of the Royal Academy, all through the senses. 

Creative Producers:
Marah Wilson & Eugene Feygelson

Debussy's Quartet in G 

BitterSuite's first fully sensory concert with RichMix London: Debussy's String Quartet in G Minor, Opus 10. "Experience Debussy's bewilderingly colourful quartet like never before; through taste, touch, smell and movement. Performed by the The Phaedra Ensemble with the touch of BitterSuite.

The Roundhouse I Sensory Score

Following a set of sell out performances at Future Fest, Rich Mix and Wilderness Festival and recent showcase at TEDx Hackney, The Sensory Score returns to London for its final four performances at The Roundhouse, London

We heard  Auclair’s kaleidoscopic and textured score with electronic instruments together with the incredible string ensemble – The Phaedra Ensemble. Whilst Auclair’s music unfolded around the blindfolded passengers, they were treated to one-to-one tactile experiences choreographed by BitterSuite, including bespoke tastes by gourmet chef Adam Thomason and original perfumes by Sarah McCartney. All the senses worked together in unity to deepen the experience of each moment of Auclair’s music. This was the whole body, listening.

Flower Den

This blindfolded, guided walk to Rachmaninoff's Vocalise leads them to an entirely secret solo adventure away from the event. Their noses are filled with an overwhelming sensation of fresh flowers. The dancers lift the body of this person up and slowly sink them down. The participants land on a soft satin pillow and the blindfold is remove, leaving them alone and inside a tent made entirely of fresh, seasonal flowers. They spend the next seven minutes alone with the music and space.