Unusual Ingredients brings to life the fascinating relationships between sound and flavour. Join food artist Caroline Hobkinson and musicians and sound artists Jacob Thompson-Bell and Adam Martin for a unique event guaranteed to delight all the senses. Unusual Ingredients guides the audience through a menu featuring popping candy, honey, coffee, seaweed, tamarind and more, each paired with a specially-composed piece of music to dramatise and amplify its flavours and textures in extraordinary ways.
Drawing on the latest gastrophysical research into our sensory perception, Unusual Ingredients is an unmissable event for anyone with a love of music, food or science, to be released also as a limited edition album in February 2020.
‘Unusual Ingredients is an intriguing and successful creative extension of my research into the interactions between sound and flavour perception. Having sampled the music and food pairings myself, I will be following this project closely.’ Charles Spence
‘For me, this project is about making everyday sensations and rituals special again. Really, deeply focusing on the interactions between sound and flavour shows how much is going on underneath the surface in a simple gesture like crunching a cracker or drinking a cup of coffee.’ Jacob Thompson-Bell, composer
‘Felt like the inside of my mouth was a jungle waterfall.’
‘The music felt dark and enhanced the bitterness of the coffee bean.’