Taste of Music

Bruno Mesz (AR / UNTREF) - Marcos Trevisan (AR / UBA) - Mariano Sigman (AR-ES /  UTdT)

Four buttons play short musical compositions inspired by the sense of taste. Bruno Mesz, Marcos A. Trevisan, and Mariano Sigman asked musicians to create improvisations in response to basic taste words. This graphic from our paper (http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi= illustrates the musical crossmodal associations with basic tastes (sweet, salty, sour, bitter).


Mesz, B., Trevisan, M. A., & Sigman, M. (2011). The taste of music. Perception, 40(2), 209-219.

Kontukoski, M., Luomala, H., Mesz, B., Sigman, M., Trevisan, M., Rotola-Pukkila, M., & Hopia, A. I. (2015). Sweet and sour: music and taste associations. Nutrition & Food Science.

Mesz, B., Sigman, M., & Trevisan, M. (2012). A composition algorithm based on crossmodal taste-music correspondences. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, 71.

Wang, Q. J., Mesz, B., Riera, P., Trevisan, M., Sigman, M., Guha, A., & Spence, C. (2019). Analysing the impact of music on the perception of red wine via Temporal Dominance of Sensations. Multisensory research, 32(4-5), 455-472.

Wang, Q. J., Mesz, B., & Spence, C. (2017, November). Assessing the impact of music on basic taste perception using time intensity analysis. In Proceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGCHI International Workshop on Multisensory Approaches to Human-Food Interaction (pp. 18-22).

Book Chapter:

 “Taste and sound” (Bruno Mesz), en Handbook of Molecular Gastronomy: Scientific Foundations and Culinary Applications 1st Edition

by Róisín Burke (Editor), Alan Kelly (Editor), Christophe Lavelle (Editor), Hervé This vo Kientza (Editor)