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Incense of Music Nr. 54: Hayden Chisholm Group

Incense of Music Nr. 54: Hayden Chisholm Group

by Dana Bondarenko

PANDA Platforma
Knaackstraße 97 (im kleinen Hof der Kulturbrauerei), 10435 Berlin

Incense of Music Nr. 54 – Hayden Chisholm Group

A multisensory concert
Scents: rosebay, myrrh

For guests who are particularly sensitive to smoke, this event is not recommended.


Hayden Chisholm – saxophone
Achim Kaufmann – piano
Petter Eldh – bass
Jonas Burgwinkel – drums

The acclaimed New Zealand saxophonist and composer brings a unique blend of influences to his music, transcending traditional boundaries to create an immersive sonic experience. Drawing inspiration from jazz, classical, folk, and world music traditions, Chisholm’s compositions are marked by their emotional resonance and exquisite craftsmanship. As the protagonist of the 54th concert of the “Incense of Music” series, Chisholm and his quartet promise an evening of musical enchantment like no other with rich harmonies, and intricate melodies all woven together with the group’s unique style. Hayden Chisholm has been a long-time collaborator with Fabio Dondero who tonight will guide the audience through the incense part of the performance, From the deep eroticism of myrrh to the virginal freshness of rosebay, each scent harmonizes with the music to create a truly multi-sensory experience. Let yourself be carried away on a journey of sound and scent.


[ TICKETS ]: 10 € online / 15 € doors

About Incense of Music

Incense appeals to one of the most neglected senses in our modern times: the olfactory. It affects the human spirit, influences our perception, and invites new experiences and emotions. These qualities inspire “Incense of Music” to combine this ancient art with music in a synesthetic project and engage the senses.

Myrrh is a resin derived from the Commiphora myrrha tree, native to regions of Africa and the Middle East. It has been used for thousands of years as incense, prized for its rich fragrance and various therapeutic properties. When burned as incense, myrrh releases a complex aroma that is both earthy and slightly sweet, with resinous undertones. The scent is often described as warm, spicy, and balsamic, with hints of wood and citrus. Myrrh incense has a long history of use in religious and spiritual ceremonies, as well as in traditional medicine and aromatherapy. In religious rituals, myrrh incense is often associated with purification, prayer, and meditation. It is believed to have a grounding and calming effect on the mind and spirit, helping to create a sacred atmosphere for worship and contemplation. Overall, myrrh incense offers a deep and complex fragrance that can evoke a sense of reverence, tranquility, and connection to the divine. Its rich history and therapeutic benefits make it a popular choice for use in various rituals and spiritual practices.

Rosebay, also known as rhododendron, is a flowering plant belonging to the genus Rhododendron. When burned as incense, rosebay emits a subtle yet enchanting fragrance that is floral, sweet, and slightly spicy. The aroma is reminiscent of fresh blossoms in a garden, with delicate undertones that evoke a sense of tranquility and beauty. In some cultural traditions, rosebay incense may be used for ceremonial purposes, such as in rituals celebrating the beauty of nature or invoking feelings of love and affection. Its aromatic properties may also be associated with purification and spiritual renewal, creating an atmosphere of purity and reverence. While rosebay may not be as commonly used as other types of incense, its unique fragrance and potential symbolic significance make it a captivating choice for those seeking to incorporate the beauty of nature into their spiritual practices.

Language: English

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