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The art of olfaction

The art of olfaction should take its place alongside other art forms.
What would our understanding of music be like if composers had routinely created works for scent as well as sound? At the turn of the 20th century, artists were combining the senses to imagine “total” artworks. Visual artist Wassily Kandinsky was painting the music he experienced, while composer Alexander Scriabin was adding directions for coloured lighting in his 1910 score for Prometheus: The Poem of Fire – a work I have been collaborating on with the San Francisco Symphony.
For New Scientist.