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An Exploration In Senses with Steph Singer

An Exploration In Senses with Steph Singer


Steph Singer explains how her sell-out Sensory Music Concerts have been inspired by synesthesia.

Influenced by synesthesia, graphic scores + multi-modality, BitterSuite works with a number of sensory partners, schools and artists to explore how can we use sensory stimulation to enhance peoples experience of and engagement with classical music?

What happens when you see red colours whilst listening to romantic music? Or if you eat sweet foods whilst listening to joyful music? … Can one sense enhance the experience of the other – and how?

Creative director and composer, Stephanie founded multi-sensory company BitterSuite in 2013. It has since developed three fully immersive multi-sensory experiences with tours in The Royal Academy of Arts, TedX, Brooklyn Academy of Music (NYC), The Roundhouse, Nesta, and FutureFest.


A weekend dedicated to the senses. A festival of art exhibitions, live events and performances, sensory journeys and walks, open studios and labs, and a ground-breaking symposium. Partners include: National Gallery, Institute of Philosophy, Moorfields Eye Hospital, 4160 Tuesdays, Room One and more.


futureplay (formerly the Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival) is a month-long festival of live performances, installations, experiences and workshops, all of which explore and inspire new ideas that blend technology and art. The festival runs from 3-27 August in collaboration with Assembly Festival and alongside the Edinburgh International Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Edinburgh International Book Festival.