Fwd: on Brussels (an excerpt) ... (FYI)


Subject: Fwd: on Brussels (an excerpt) ... (FYI)
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Thu Jun 03 2004 - 21:00:52 EDT


For those interested in the Philips Pavilion.

>Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 10:26:19 +0200
>From: Richard Felciano <felciano@cnmat.berkeley.edu>
>Subject: architectural transitions

>I am a Professor of Music & composer at UC Berkeley, and founder of
>UC's Center for New Music and Audio Technologies. Architecture has
>been a very strong auxiliary interest (not really a secondary one)
>in my life and, with my architect colleague, Marc Treib, I
>team-taught in UCB's School of Architecture for several years.

>The result of that collaboration was writing of the musical portions
>of a large tome dealing with what is perhaps the first collaborative
>attempt between an architect and composer: the 1958 Philips Pavilion
>in Brussels. The book is titled Space Calculated in Seconds: The
>Philips Pavilion, Le Corbusier, Varèse, published by the Princeton
>University Press.

>Le Corbusier's name for the pavilion, for which he designed
>projections on purposely curved walls (before pre-stressed
>concrete!) was Le Poème Eléctronique, which remained as the name of
>Varèse' electronic score (which played over 40 carefully located
>speakers in the building's curved walls). It is the first major work
>of electronic music and remains a masterpiece today.
>
>...
>Richard Felciano
>Founder, Center for New Music & Audio Technologies (CNMAT)
>UC Berkeley

>>Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 19:23:33 +1000
>>From: Derek Thompson
>>Subject: Compositions / Sound Designs and entranceways
>>Sender: owner-cec-conference@concordia.ca
>>To: acma-l@list.waikato.ac.nz, cec-conference@concordia.ca, WFAE@sfu.edu.ca
>>
>>
>>All, (with apologies for cross-postings)
>>
>>As part of a Master's research, I'm looking for existing works -
>>either historical or recent (current?) - that explicitly explore
>>architectural space, especially transitional space (i.e. foyers /
>>stairwells / entranceways / atriums...).
>>
>>I'm wanting to identify and document significant sound designs,
>>compositions or installations that have exploited, expressed, or
>>transformed space normally passed through with little regard for the
>>acoustic or sonic properties.
>>
>>Alongside this I am recording, documenting and analysing a number of
>>public spaces with the aim to return to a select few with spatially
>>diffuse sound designs that integrate (or intentionally intervene)
>>with the visual and physical architecural environment.
>>
>>Any thoughts - or suggestions of works - welcome!
>>Please feel free to mail me off-list if you wish, and I will collate
>>responses for a single posting.
>>
>>Many thanks,
>>
>>Derek
>>SIAL Sound Studios
www.sial.rmit.edu.au



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