Re: on Brussels (an excerpt) ... (FYI) [buildings for sound]


Subject: Re: on Brussels (an excerpt) ... (FYI) [buildings for sound]
From: macCormac (macCormac@shaw.ca)
Date: Sun Jun 06 2004 - 11:45:40 EDT


yes, please send more info :-)

Andrea Valle wrote:

> A propos...
> We are working here in Turin on the (exciting) VR simulation of the
> Pavillion. We have already did some prototypes. As we have recently
> known, we will receive funds from the EC project, so we that we will
> complete it.
> Our (complex) goal is (obviously) to include the simulation of the 350
> loudspeaker...
> Virtual Reality and MultiMedia Park of Turin and other European
> Universities are involved.
>
> If someone is interested, I will tell him about project news.
>
> Best
> -a-
>
> If someaone is intereste
> On Domenica, giu 6, 2004, at 10:13 Europe/Rome, Jim Harley wrote:
>
> > Katharine,
> > Thanks for that pointer. Interesting presentation, even if not
> > completely accurate (LeC never offered X money to keep his name off,
> > for example--he actually gave him credit for his part, soon after the
> > request, highly unusual for an architecture studio).
> > Just think, instead of Varese's Poeme Electronique, we could have had
> > something nice by Britten! The suits at Philips imagined a
> > surround-sound sort of thing, with nice orchestral music sweeping
> > through the pavilion.
> > There is some fascinating correspondence on this struggle re: Varese.
> > LeC made it a condition of his participation, repeatedly, that V be
> > the composer, point final. Xenakis, too, did his share of defending
> > Varese.
> >
> > Jim
> >
> > On Sunday, June 6, 2004, at 01:39 AM, Katharine Norman wrote:
> >
> >> I'd second that -and, in case it's not too late on this
> >> buildings/sound thread - here's a wonderful page by page scan of the
> >> brochure (or one of them) brought out on the Pavilion at the time.
> >> Can't remember where the person originally requesting this info was,
> >> but in the UK they have another similar brochure in the British
> >> Library, containing a long essay on the sound design etc by one I.
> >> Xenakis.
> >>
> >> http://home.hccnet.nl/a.meyer/philipspavilion58/toc.html
> >>
> >> Katharine
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Thursday, June 3, 2004, at 09:18 PM, Jim Harley wrote:
> >>
> >>> 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
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>> ***************************************************
> >>> James Harley, Assistant Professor
> >>> Coordinator, Music Industry Program
> >>> 138, Center for the Arts
> >>> Minnesota State University Moorhead
> >>> 1104 7th Ave. S., Moorhead, MN 56563 (USA)
> >>> tel: (218) 477-2001; fax: (218) 477-4097
> >>> email: harleyja@mnstate.edu
> >>> URL: www.mnstate.edu/harley
> >>> ***************************************************
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> > ***************************************************
> > James Harley, Assistant Professor
> > Coordinator, Music Industry Program
> > 138, Center for the Arts
> > Minnesota State University Moorhead
> > 1104 7th Ave. S., Moorhead, MN 56563 (USA)
> > tel: (218) 477-2001; fax: (218) 477-4097
> > email: harleyja@mnstate.edu
> > URL: www.mnstate.edu/harley
> > ***************************************************
> >
> >



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