Narcissus is a musical drama by composer Calliope Tsoupaki for scent and 6 musicians. This is the first time, worldwide, that both music and scent are blended as a whole, influencing each other during the creative process and during the concert.

TANJA DEURLOO is a chemist and a fragrance expert with more than 20 years of experience in sensory branding. She is the owner of Annindriya Perfume Lounge, an, independent company specialised in scent and fragrance and also the first ‘haute perfumery’ in the Netherlands.. She also gives technical advice with regard to scent/environment.  Deurloo  worked on special scent projects for Schiphol, Philips, Hans Ubbink Robijn (Unilever), Westfriesgasthuis, Hunkemoller en Lucas Bols, to name a few.

via Calliope Tsoupaki.


NARCISSUS:  Play for music and scent, composed by Calliope, music by Nieuw Amsterdams Peil
Tanja Deurloo (scent expert)
Petra Blaisse (stage)
Gerard Bouwhuis, piano
Heleen Hulst, violin
Mick Stirling, cello
Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer, bass clarinet
Ron Schaaper, horn
Astrid Haring, harp

CALLIOPE TSOUPAKI is a composer who comes from 2 different worlds: Greek roots and she got her musical training from Boulez, Stockhause, Feldman and Louis Andriessen. With Andriessen she studied composition at the Koninklijke Conservatorium  in The Hague.
Her oeuvre consists of 70 pieces, ranging from solo work to operas and orchestral pieces. Her most successful pieces include the Lukas Passie for the Holland Festival, Maria (Nederlands Blazers Ensemble). She also composed the mini opera Vesuvius 1927 for the Dutch television programme, De Wereld Draait Door. She has more than 15 Cd’ s to her credit.

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