Live performance pairs music and scent

César Haas and Carolyn Ross.

Music and aromas can sometimes transport us to the past, instigating memories from people, places, and moments of our lives.

César Haas, professor of guitar and jazz studies at the School of Music and Carolyn Ross, professor of sensory science from the School of Food Science, have developed a unique live performance experience call “Synesthesia: Sounds and Scents of Brazil.”

The concert event will feature original music and arrangements of jazz and Brazilian music by Haas, who earned his  bachelor’s degree in classical guitar at one of the top universities in Brazil. For each composition performed, concert-goers can enjoy aroma packets developed by Ross to elicit a sense of place or connection with the song.

The performance will also feature jazz vocalist Michalangela, along with WSU music professors Austin Cebulske (saxaphone), Christian Kim (piano), Christiano Rodrigues (violin), Darryl Singleton (percussion), Dave Bjur (bass), Dave Turnbull (trumpet), and Ruth Boden (cello).

The free concert will take place in the Kimbrough Concert Hall on Friday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Top photo: César Haas and Carolyn Ross.

Originally posted at WSU Insider