The Flavour Conductor, World Tour

The latest neuro-scientific knowledge combined with the craft of church organ-building in a pioneering multi-sensory installation that reinvents whisky appreciation. A magnificent church organ built according to centuries of tradition that combines with a contemporary sound and light spectacular. The organ – dubbed The Flavour Conductor – brings to life for the first time a vision only previously articulated in literature. Originally described in A Rebours, the 19th Century decadent novel by J. K. Huysmans, in which the flavour organ gives taste to the delights of music. The project saw Bompas & Parr exploit the latest flavour science to come out of Oxford University’s Crossmodal Research Laboratory to inform the creation of bespoke musical composition, visual effects and the commission of a church organ from one of the country’s oldest organ specialists, Mander Organs, a London company which built the organ gifted to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by the City of London on her Jubilee.