Exposition — Rosamunde
Exhibit Opening —
July 7, 2023, 5:00 p.m. - Gilles Lefebvre Concert Hall I Reservation : Orford Musique
Exhibited as part of the 2023 Orford Music Festival, the olfactory art installation Rosamunde is inspired by the poetic and theatrical universe of a musical work composed by Schubert. The artwork unveil itself to the public by stealthily letting a period perfume hover, imagined by perfumer Alexandra Bachand. [ OLFACTORY ART / ARTISTIC APPROACH OF THE ARTIST PERFUMER ]
ROSAMUNDE, princess of Cyprus
1 perfume, plaster and mixed materials
The olfactory work unfolds through the bouquet of a headdress of perfumed feathers, emerging from a bust bearing the effigy of the princess. Its wake, deep and dark, is composed of green and smoky notes. This chiaroscuro effect is accentuated by oak moss, an emblematic woody note of “chypre” fragrances, recognized in perfumery for their richness. This “little mushroom” lichen note lends an intensity to the composition echoing the dramatic depth emerging from the work of Schubert, weakened at that time by illness. ROSAMUNDE, princess of Cyprus is an ode to the evanescent beauty of romantic music, which is felt far beyond the notes, and never fades...
The olfactory art installation ROSAMUNDE, princess of Cyprus is presented in partnership with Orford Musique during the Schubert-themed summer 2023 music and arts festival.
[ From June 14 to August 5, 2023 ] / Orford Musique
3165, ch. du Parc, Orford (Quebec) J1X 7A2