Articles tagged Music

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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.

Leaderboard: The Sleep Event
Leaderboard: The Sleep Event
The project presents itself at the boundary of the existing playground, reconciling the disparate gradients between the street and adjacent schoolyard. Photo Schnepp Renou
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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
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Rhythm and repetition inform aesthetic and form

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

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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. 

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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.
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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.
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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 …

Leaderboard: The Sleep Event
Leaderboard: The Sleep Event
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.