A project (2016 - ongoing) exploring the relationship between sound, architecture and the body.
Architecture as frozen music – music as liquid architecture
With an initial reference to ‘Architecture Becomes Music’, an article by Charles Jencks, an article that discusses the relationship between architecture, music and Pythagorean mathematical principles as a theoretical premise for harmony in music and architecture, aim of the project is to transcribe three selected ceremonial buildings (representing Classical, Gothic and Modernist architecture) into music and compare them observing how the mathematical principles that inform their architecture manifest (or do not manifest) in their musical renditions. The buildings are: Bramante's Tempietto in the courtyard of San Pietro in Montorio, Rome, Italy, the chapel in the House of St Barnabas, London, and the Wotruba Church, Vienna, Austria. All three buildings were designed for music to be performed inside and each musical transcription will be played back within the buildings themselves accompanied by a performative or sculptural interventions.
+ Read the full project overview here
+ transcription of the chapel at the House of St Barnabas and documentation of exhibition here
+ transcription of the Wotruba Church in Vienna and documentation of live dance performance here
+ Research project blog here
Plan for Wotruba Score. 2016. Ink and pigment on paper. 6 drawings 42x60cm each
Wotruba Score. Melody I, II & III. 2016. Ink and pigment on paper. 45x600cm each [detail]
Wotruba Score. Melody I & II. 2016. Ink and pigment on paper. 45x600cm each [detail]
Wotruba Church, Vienna, AT
Plan for St Barnabas Score. 2016. Ink and pigment on paper. 4 drawings 30 x 42cm each
St Barnabas Score. 2016. Ink and pigment on paper. 30 x 200cm. [detail]
St Barnabas Chapel, London UK