Sandalwood

Sandalwood is a class of woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and, unlike many other aromatic woods, they retain their fragrance for decades. Sandalwood oil is extracted from the woods for use. Both the wood and the oil produce a distinctive fragrance that has been highly valued for centuries. Continue reading “Sandalwood”

Sweet Grass

Hierochloe odorata or Anthoxanthum nitens (commonly known as sweet grass, manna grass, Mary’s grass or vanilla grass, and as holy grass in the UK, is an aromatic herb native to northern Eurasia and North America. It is a sacred grass of the indigenous peoples of Canada and the United States. It is used as a smudge, in herbal medicine and in the production of distilled beverages. It owes its distinctive sweet scent to the presence of coumarin.
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Tilia (Linden)

Between June and August, the various types of linden blossom in Berlin and put the city in euphoria or at least in a state of diminished displeasure. Winter lime trees (Tilia cordata), large-leaved linden trees (Tilia platyphyllos) and Dutch linden trees (Tilia × europaea) grow in Berlin.

 

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The Incense of Music No. 8

A Multisensory Concert – 22. August 2016, 11:00 p.m. Hayden Chisholm: sax, sruti box, voice – Thimios Atzakas, oud – Katerina Forinaki: voice, guitar, loops – Fabio Dondero: Incense burning  – Boswellia Sacra (Oman), Juniperus communis (Germany) and Elemi (Philippines) – Arches of Aghios Dimitrios, Agios Lavrentios, Greece, during Music Village Festival – http://www.music-village.gr/en/concerts-events Continue reading “The Incense of Music No. 8”

The Incense of Music No. 7

A Multisensory Concert -16. December 2015, 7:30 p.m. Arkady Shilkloper: French Horn, Fluegelhorn, Alphorn, Didgeridoo – Fabio Dondero: Incense burning  – Birch (betula) (Russia)  and Juniperus communis (Germany) – Circle 1 Berlin – Platform for Art and Culture Mittenwalderstrasse 47 10961 Berlin Kreuzberg http://circle1berlin.com/ Continue reading “The Incense of Music No. 7”

The Incense of Music No. 5

A Multisensory Concert -14th November 2015, 7:30 p.m. ANITRA – Trio: Moritz Köther/ Anatole Buccella/ Felix Tvedegaard HeimFabio Dondero: Incense burning – Lavandula angustifolia (Italy) and Boswelia rivae (Ethiopia) – Circle 1 Berlin – Platform for Art and Culture Mittenwalderstrasse 47 10961 Berlin Kreuzberg http://circle1berlin.com/ Continue reading “The Incense of Music No. 5”

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