Bittersuite are a company exploring how to re-imagine the classical concert through the senses.



They have developed two original concerts – one for Debussy’s String Quartet in G and one for an original commission with composer, Tanya Auclair. At their core they are about collaboration, experimentation and playing with the senses as a way to enhance the experience of listening to music.

Their concerts to date have been one-to-one experiences. A performer blindfolds an audience member and leads them through a powerful sensory experience, in which gourmet tastes, bespoke scents, choreographed touch and movement have been carefully designed to enhance and lie in harmony with the music.


Bittersuite commissioned Fred Thomas to write a piece for String Quartet and Percussion in 2017 for their program “Tapestries”.




Fred Thomas

photo by Monika Jakubowska