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Theatrum Mundi launches Music and Architecture Publication

‘Ways of Listening’

1. Introduction Kiera Blakey
2. Rhythm-Studies Laura Marcus
3. On Bronze Gwilym Gold and Lexxx Dromgoole
4. The Piano Will Tell You a Lot of Things About Music Which Aren’t True Ronan O’Hora
5. Good Homes For Art Richard Sennett

Music and Architecture is an ongoing workshop series organised by Theatrum Mundi. The first workshops from 2012 – 2013 were divided into four parts: Harmony, Rhythm, Melody and Narrative, and Porosity. The four discussions saw musical software developers, classical and pop musicians, an acoustician, choreographers, architects, urbanists and social scientists come together.

The contributions in this publication represent the breadth of conversation that arose from bringing together a multidisciplinary group. Despite vast gaps between genre, profession and experience, a core thread links each contribution – the notion of an unfinished, non-fixed or open space, whether that be in the design of porosity and presence in musical venues as in Richard Sennett’s contribution or in challenging our experience of listening to recorded material in the contribution from Gwilym Gold and Lexxx Dromgoole.

The title of this publication takes its name from architect Andrew Todd, an active member of Theatrum Mundi. It reflects the contributions from both Ronan O’Hora, how do we really hear what’s around us, and Laura Marcus – might we come to ‘listen’ to a house, street or town as an audience does to a symphony.

You can download the publication for free via our website here.

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