Louis XIII combines the power of music with technology to create a composition of the perfect tasting note as a tribute to the specific "g-sharp" musical note created when toasting with Louis XIII glasses …
Written by the composer and pianist Yaron Herman - ONE NOTE PRELUDE - is a pioneering project that brings together a renowned Jazz composer and advanced robotics to create a performance. When two LOUIS XIII cognac glasses are clinked together to make a toast, they produce a very specific sound – a clear, extended G-sharp note. ONE NOTE PRELUDE composition explores the multi-faceted nature of this distinctive sound with a specially commissioned piece of music written by the Paris–based Israeli pianist Yaron Herman, who composed a one-note symphony using only G-sharp. "The symphony has a complex simplicity. It's just one note, but with many dimensions. The idea that one note, like one drop of LOUIS XIII, can evolve over time and reveal itself was something that I found fascinating," says Yaron Herman.
One note, as a drop, offering many dimensions and revelations In 2008 LOUIS XIII produced a bespoke crystal glass, in collaboration with renowned French designer Christophe Pillet and by utilizing these glasses this one-of-a-kind piece written by Yaron Herman cleverly draws you in. Using just a single piano note the piano is then joined by a string quartet playing the same note, but at different octaves and using contrasting rhythms, the individual instruments adding texture, structure and harmony to the composition. A violin provides the main melody, while a second violin and a viola add colour and harmony. A cello adds a rhythmic bass line, bringing structure to the melody, which rises to a crescendo.
Always thinking a century ahead
Incorporating start-of-the-art technology a pair of specially choreographed robotic arms come together, in time with the music, to make a unique toast with two LOUIS XIII cognac glasses. The robots are going to give precisely the right angle and the right speed to get the G-sharp sound.
As of April 2020, the unique robots' arms will be displayed in the LOUIS XIII Boutiques and then will travel the world.