Message - Re: music and architecture

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Posted by  Toby on July 28, 2003 at 11:05:58:

In Reply to:  Re: music and architecture posted by mainak on July 25, 2003 at 12:18:08:

Music and architecture is a very interesting subject, and something i've looked at closely. Therefore be warned it does mean you need some solid reasoning behind your decisions, as holes can be picked at very very easily. As you probably already know music has many relationships in parallel with the built form already, but it possibly has it on too many levels to comprehend, that is if you want to define a form/function. Yet music does envoke social perceptions to catergorise people into groups e.g. such (bad) stereotypes would be Rap and guns, raves and drugs, classical music and older people ;). Firstly how do you feel about music being such a social definer? Secondly should it? Thirdly how does this relate to architecture and the way social groups are expressed preceived? By this I mean can you use architecture as a catalyst to expand upon this perceptions or can architecture supress it?
If you are going to use music to define a static form, please have a good reason to chose a particular song. If music is constantly going to define form/function make sure you express the community desire/need for such a structure. Or look at how music related venues are defined, clubs, theatres, and how these venues have changed over history.
With wahtever you decide to do good luck, and music is something that has rarely been challenge/expressed well in architecture because of its complexity and difficulty to express visually. I've had some work on music published, check out the URL and hope it helps.

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