Monday, May 4, 2009

NYC end of May Scent Opera

The Guggenheim Museum in New York City, a magical place, one of the few places to experience the vertical spiral. Thrilling as a kid seeing playful Calder wire circuses.

31 May 2009
1 June 2009

The Guggenheim 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM
(to date, the 7:30's are sold out)

The ScentOpera introduces a new art form created by Stewart Matthew based only on smell and sound.

send me reviews, photos, programme, smells!
I accept samples

Stewart Matthew collaborates with renowned fragrance designer Christophe Laudamiel and composers Nico Muhly and Valgeir Sigurdsson.
Original scents and music will be performed in the dark via a customized scent organ for a world premiere unlike any other. ScentOpera’s creation is supported by Fläkt Woods, Thierry Mugler Parfums, Arup and IFF.

3 June 2009 Correction/Addendum: Avery Gilbert cites Firmenich, not IFF, as the scent sponsor; IFF as Laudimiel's former employer.

more info at Critical Dance

Merde to all! Leave the spiders to live. As a youngster, I received a Ford Foundation Scholarship from the Balanchine School of American Ballet. I spent countless hours at the Lincoln Center library in Alice Tully Hall with the Henry Moore sculpture bathing outside in  marbled waters. Past the main fountain, countless more hours scoring a seat at intermission after paying minimum price tickets for Standing Room. Though a Southern California gal now, I love the imprints of that time.