BitterSuite was founded by composer and director Stephanie Singer in 2014 to stage intimate multi-sensory concerts for classical and contemporary music. The audience are the focus of BitterSuite’s productions, as Stephanie carefully directs their experience — blindfolding them and pairing them with a sensory guide who leads them through a choreographed taste-, touch- and smell-based experience of live music. BitterSuite works closely with experts in the field of sound and the senses, including somatic practitioners, neurologists, psychologists, dancers, perfumers, chefs, and more. Most recently BitterSuite’s work has focused on the rich relationship between the senses of touch and hearing, and the crucial social role touch plays in our lives. As a composer, Stephanie writes joyful narrative-based and immersive music theatre about social anxiety, trauma and loneliness. Her collaborators and commissioners include the Royal Opera House, Royal Academy of Arts, Wellcome Collection, Arts Council England, Heart n Soul, TedX, and Brooklyn Academy of Music.