I was commissioned by the always fabulous Bittersuite to create a Listening Pod as part of their final output for their residency with the Institute of Imagination.
Bittersuite, a company that uses multi-sensory experiences to explore music and emotions, took up a four-month cultural residency at London’s Institute of Imagination’s Imagination Lab.
Designed for kids aged 5-12, there were family weekend activities and workshops in the week for schoolkids (as well as activities for adults), through Bittersuite’s concept, The Firebird Lab.
The Firebird Lab aimed to engage children on Stravinsky’s classical piece, The Firebird,using a variety of multi-sensory activities, including workshops with perfumers, chefs and composers, with the aim of encouraging and exploring empathy, as well as decoding the different ways we express emotion – through touch and textures, smell, taste and gesture.
Bittersuite, who have honed their skills at a variety of venues including The Roundhouse, Rich Mix, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Royal Opera House, worked their magic at the Imagination Lab in Lambeth from April 2019 through to July 2019.