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Saffron

Synthesized Sound
20 minutes | 1989

Recorded on Zyode compact disc 9

"View From the Top"
"Awakening Delight"
"Perfume of the Stars"
"Metamorphosis"

Based upon another of Anais Nin’s stories, this one is about young New Orleans newlyweds. The opening portrays the woman’s feelings of liberation as she marries a wealthy man and is installed in his home like a princess. He pleasantly torments her by awakening new sensibilities, but is unable to bring her down off her pedestal in order to consummate the marriage. One day, upon returning from an infrequent shopping trip to the market (where she held the packages close to her body), the young bride greets her husband smelling of saffron, the expensive spice. That evening, through the power of scent, their relationship is transformed.