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Music, Sat 14 Mar 2020

Unusual Ingredients

Unusual Ingredients


Unusual Ingredients brings to life the fascinating relationships between sound and flavour.

Join food artist Caroline Hobkinson and musicians and sound artists Jacob Thompson- Bell and Adam Martin for a unique event guaranteed to delight all the senses.

Unusual Ingredients guides the audience through a menu featuring popping candy, honey, coffee, seaweed, tamarind and more, each paired with a specially-composed piece of music to dramatise and amplify its flavours and textures in extraordinary ways.

Drawing on the latest gastrophysical research into our sensory perception, Unusual Ingredients is an unmissable event for anyone with a love of music, food or science, to be released also as a limited edition album in February 2020.

“An intriguing and successful creative extension of my research into the interactions between sound and flavour perception. Having sampled the music and food pairings myself, I will be following this project closely.
— Charles Spence

“This project is about making everyday sensations and rituals special again. Deeply focusing on the interactions between sound and flavour shows how much is going on underneath the surface in a simple gesture like crunching a cracker or drinking a cup of coffee.
— Jacob Thompson-Bell, Composer

Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 14 Mar 2020 13:00 to 00:00 17:00 to 00:00




3 Quarry Hill,



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Map reference: SE 309336  Lat: 53.79823 Long: -1.53125

Leeds City Station, situated on New Station Street, is approximately a 10-minute walk from Leeds College of Music.

Leeds Central Coach Station is situated on Dyer Street between Quarry Hill and Kirkgate Market, opposite the West Yorkshire Playhouse and just two minutes from Leeds College of Music. Regular services operate from Hull, London and Manchester Airport.

Enter the postcode LS9 8AH into your Satellite Navigation.

Leeds is located at the crossroads of the M62 and the M1, and just a few kilometres from the A1.

When entering the city, follow the brown road signs for ‘West Yorkshire Playhouse’ at Quarry Hill, just off the A64 York Road in the centre of Leeds – or you can follow the City Centre Loop signs.

Major attractions, including the West Yorkshire Playhouse, are identified on the Loop signs. The Conservatoire is at Loop Junction 12.

Please note the Conservatoire does not have any car parking space. We recommend that visitors use the multi-storey car park on Harper Street near Leeds Kirkgate Market.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station


  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality