Tasting Notes: Coffee and Music
I composed 4 original pieces of music based on 4 different coffees from around the world. I set out to do this to recognize the attention to quality and sustainable craft/business practices in the speciality coffee industry, as the work of modern roasters and baristas inspires me. In this project I explored subjects like cross-modal association and the link between taste and sound as well as the musical traditions of the region the coffee was grown in, all to create new music that was reflective of and paired with a unique flavor and history.
Holthus, Aaron, "Tasting Notes: Coffee and Music" (2018). Global Jazz. 41.