Articles tagged Music

Ana Martins

A contemporary musical instrument translates participants' personalities into melodies

STOCKHOLM – Swedish theatre designer Johanna Mårtensson and composer Ida Lunden offer a contemporary take on the traditional pipe organ with the interactive musical instrument Orgel.

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Julien Baiamonte's rotating installation creates a ghostly soundscape

GENEVA – Trained in graphic design at HEAD Genève, Julien Baiamonte seeks to bridge the gap between the rational and irrational in his work.

The project presents itself at the boundary of the existing playground, reconciling the disparate gradients between the street and adjacent schoolyard. Photo Schnepp Renou
Culture

Joly & Loiret turns out a performance building well-tuned for education

VERSAILLES – Architect studio Joly & Loiret extends music and dance for Parisian youth.

The building sits back from the street to provide a public space with the potential for outside performances. Photo Cécile Septet
Culture

Rhythm and repetition inform aesthetic and form

VANVES —Architecture firm Babin+Renaud design a performance building in time with the music.

Installation

Bonsoir Paris’ bubblegum pink stage-set breathes to the rhythm

NEW YORK CITY – Creative studio Bonsoir Paris designs a flamboyant, pink stage-set for Rihanna’s performance at the MTV VMA Vanguard awards. 

Art

Sound artist Yuri Suzuki stresses the power of sound

LONDON – In tune with his urban surroundings, a London-based Japanese musician stresses the power of sound when we caught up with him for a chat.

Whether you are after a bit of 'tap dancing' or 'dub step', this house has it all once it saw the new-fangled intstruments built by Dave Cranmer are wired for sound.
Design

Household objects as musical instruments redefine the term 'house party'

This project called for a whole host of technical wizardry to not only manipulate household objects into synthesising sound but creating instruments that could stand the test of time during a house …

Ragnarock gives architectural expression to what the town of Roskilde has represented since hosting its first music festival.
Culture

COBE and MVRDV stud Ragnarock museum with rock 'n' roll flair

ROSKILDE – Situated on top of an old warehouse of the former concrete factory, a new museum for rock, pop and youth culture transforms a derelict site into a creative neighbourhood and symbol of …

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Party's Alma Music Box lets listeners connect with the cosmos

Imagine being Alma – a radio telescope in Chile’s inhospitable Atacama Desert – peering into outer space day in, day out, your 66 antennas straining to detect activity.

The Principals present the DELQA installation at New Museum in New York.
Architecture

Visitors manipulate Matthew Dear's music with movement at DELQA

NEW YORK – An interactive installation by The Principals lets visitors experience sound through space at the New Museum.

Cycle festival in Iceland is a new platform for art and music that is pushing the boundaries of content and context.
Art & Culture

Cycle: new music & art festival as the meeting point for creative worlds

ICELAND – The Cycle Music & Art Festival taking place next month is a new platform of creative worlds, producing and presenting works in the fields of performance art, new music, visual arts …

The Wunderkammer is a spatial interpretation of smaller cabinets – by the same name – which during Europe's Renaissance were microcosmic environments filled with scientific artefacts to deliver a sense of awe to curiousity seekers.
Art

The Wunderkammer by Studio Job at Swarovski Kristallwelten

With a satchel full of knickknacks in hand, Studio Job ventured from Antwerp to Austria to compose a Chamber of Wonders for Swarovski Kristallwelten – literally Crystal Worlds – in Wattens.