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


Subject: Re: on Brussels (an excerpt) ... (FYI)
From: Jim Harley (harleyja@mnstate.edu)
Date: Fri Jun 04 2004 - 00:18:39 EDT


This book by Marc Treib (with an interesting analysis of the Varese
piece by Richard Felciano) is extremely well researched and written. I
can recommend it highly.

Jim Harley

On Thursday, June 3, 2004, at 08:00 PM, Kevin Austin wrote:

> 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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