Archinect - News 2015-09-04T12:48:51-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/132953936/how-an-egalitarian-incubator-music-venue-hopes-to-revive-brooklyn-s-art-scene How an "egalitarian incubator" music venue hopes to revive Brooklyn's art scene Justine Testado 2015-07-28T16:56:00-04:00 >2015-08-11T17:05:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3c/3cz26j5dtetint7l.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Music venue National Sawdust, formerly OMW workshop, slated to open this fall, hopes to revive, even temporarily, the thrill of &lsquo;90s and early 2000&rsquo;s Williamsburg, a time when anything felt possible and artistic collaboration ruled supreme. The [13,000 sq.foot] space will offer a rare outlet for musicians of lesser appreciated art forms, from opera to experimental jazz, the opportunity to study, practice, perform, and receive mentorship through an in-venue, non-profit program.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z0lv14k62k2u2pea.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e0b75laypkknogvq.jpg"></p><p>Fresh faces for new spaces. Non-profit arts group National Sawdust collaborated with architect Peter Zuspan&nbsp;&mdash; founding principal (and classically trained opera singer) of local emerging practice Bureau V&nbsp;&mdash; in designing the group's upcoming music performance space. While Brooklyn has become a commodified brand in recent years, National Sawdust and Bureau V hope the new venue will mix things up a bit by "[combining] the historic European concert hall model with the late bare-bones blackbox [theater] model".</p><p>Check out more of Bureau V's work <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/84447/bureau-v" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Archinect</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132489224/lego-architecture-launches-new-student-acoustic-design-challenge-to-restore-a-destroyed-music-theater LEGO Architecture launches new student acoustic-design challenge to restore a destroyed music theater Justine Testado 2015-07-22T14:29:00-04:00 >2015-07-22T14:30:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ll/llu59z7fjs6gpf9r.jpg" width="514" height="238" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following a successful inaugural event <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104263892/lego-architecture-to-launch-in-europe-at-the-italian-villa-pennisi-in-musica-event-this-august" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last year</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/29653301/lego-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO Architecture</a> is presenting another opportunity for architecture students in the Villa Pennisi in Musica 2015 summer workshop to hone their acoustic-design and LEGO-building skills in the upcoming #FILLTHETHEATRE challenge.</p><p>Taking place in August at the Villa Pennisi in Italy, the workshop challenge is part of the 15-day <a href="http://www.vpmusica.com/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Villa Pennisi in Musica</a> festival that brings together classical music, architecture, and performance design. Attendees get to check out live music performances, exhibitions, lectures, and presentations by major classical musicians and notable practitioners in architecture and sound design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ps/ps3f4p6d126kbcbd.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/li/li9fnzz0ptuvd9ue.jpg"></p><p>Using the 1,200-piece monochromatic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78469173/lego-architecture-studio-now-in-stores" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO Architecture Studio sets</a>, students will build scale models of indoor structures that will amplify the acoustics of the historic Teatro Bellini of Acireale, a baroque theater that was destroyed in a fire in the 1960s. The theater was only partially reconstructed, but is no longer in use due...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129274733/make-music-ny-crowdfunds-upcoming-youth-archi-music-show-concerto-for-buildings Make Music NY crowdfunds upcoming youth archi-music show "Concerto for Buildings" Justine Testado 2015-06-11T09:04:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:30:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vf54y6bciymowbde.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The architecturally and musically inclined can join in on <a href="http://makemusicny.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make Music New York</a> festivities this year with a special orchestral performance called "Concerto for Buildings" on Sunday, June 21. Make Music New York is a one-day music fest on the first day of summer that boasts more than 1,000 free concerts, which all take place throughout NYC's five borroughs.</p><p>For its ninth year, MMNY <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/make-music-new-york-concerto-for-buildings#/story" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">set up an Indiegogo campaign</a> with a flexible goal of $7,000 to reel in further support for Concerto for Buildings. The musical showcase stars two NYC youth orchestra ensembles, <a href="http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/series/face-the-music/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Face The Music</a> and <a href="http://www.mypercussion.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mantra Youth Percussion</a>, and four composers: Paula Matthusen (winner of the 2014-2015 Rome Prize), Scott Wollshleger, Daniel Goode, and Face the Music student-composer Elijah Valongo. Surrounded by SoHo's historic cast-iron buildings, the performers will play their hearts out as they take advantage of the structures' percussive qualities, thus transforming them into a complementary musical backdrop.</p><p>Funds from the In...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124217768/detroit-s-p-funk-inspired-mothership-is-ready-to-get-the-party-started Detroit's P. Funk-inspired Mothership is ready to get the party started Justine Testado 2015-03-31T20:24:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:32:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3bphae9z441291pg.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Most people would probably be envious of the lucky DJs that got to spin tunes in The Mothership (I know I am). Ann Arbor-based practice <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/75903361/anya-sirota-akoaki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anya Sirota + AKOAKI</a> looked to legendary funk collective <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-Funk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">P-Funk</a> and their iconic album <em><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothership_Connection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mothership Connection</a></em> to design the swanky modular DJ and broadcast booth for Detroit's North End neighborhood and its local music scene.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xs/xs8dnig2qobrucou.jpg"></p><p>Akoaki created The Mothership to mark the start of the collaborative <a href="http://www.onemile.us/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">O.N.E. Mile</a> initiative, which brings together architects, designers, and artists to revive the public spaces along historic Oakland Avenue for a series of experimental cultural events all year long. The Mothership made its debut during O.N.E. Mile's free (and unprecedented) Mothership Launch event this past October, where 12 honorary members of Parliament-Funkadelic did a special live performance in an empty garage on Oakland Avenue. The mobile unit is still stationed there but has more future public appearances in tow.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nh/nhmcnrf946qmrqzl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3s/3sp1jr0h95wuzh23.jpg"></p><p>The Mothership is constructed by an aluminu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104263892/lego-architecture-to-launch-in-europe-at-the-italian-villa-pennisi-in-musica-event-this-august LEGO Architecture to launch in Europe at the Italian “Villa Pennisi in Musica” event this August Justine Testado 2014-07-15T19:19:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T13:21:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6w/6wwp6tuwjl0ik2h6.jpg" width="514" height="233" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>LEGO Architecture is making its European debut on August 1 in the "Villa Pennisi in Musica" event at the 19th-century Pennisi Villa in Italy. The event is part of a program that brings an Italian architecture summer school and a classical music masterclass under the same roof.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architecture students will use <a href="http://architecture.lego.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO Architecture</a> to form their ideas as they explore ways to design and build a wooden acoustic shell for the event's outdoor chamber music performances&nbsp;&mdash; in less than 10 days.</p><p>Read more about the event on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/lego_architecture_to_launch_in_europe_at_the_italian_villa_pennisi_in_music/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>See previous coverage on LEGO Architecture <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78469173/lego-architecture-studio-now-in-stores" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102099789/archimusic-renders-famous-musicians-into-characteristic-buildings "Archimusic" renders famous musicians into characteristic buildings Justine Testado 2014-06-17T17:12:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T22:12:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ly/lyqzfnizyc0zh5wj.jpg" width="514" height="728" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Illustrator <a href="http://federicobabina.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Federico Babina</a> from Barcelona looks to some of the world's most influential musicians in his latest series, "Archimusic."&nbsp; Depicted in Babina's signature whimsical style, he architecturally renders 27 familiar names in various music genres like J.S. Bach, Miles Davis, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Bj&ouml;rk, Freddie Mercury, and Radiohead.</p><p>Maybe these drawings can spark a few creative notes (pun totally intended) of inspiration.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pf/pfcjv57iqxt7ks9j.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u2/u2iq56rillcku582.jpg"></p><p>The buildings surely emphasize the enduring fame of these musicians, with some of them even resembling their physical appearances. Based on mere sightreading, the few measures of notes right below could also perhaps be a hint at the musician's musical personality.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0r/0racjqapn5jf2h4r.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wr/wr4fpuqfdhfowhue.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sp/spyv9m8pd3udz0e2.jpg"></p><p><strong>Previously on Archinect news:</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90929498/archibet-if-architects-designed-an-alphabet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Archibet": if architects designed an alphabet...</a><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88075175/andr-chiote-illustrates-the-role-of-iconic-buildings-in-the-urban-collective-memory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andr&eacute; Chiote illustrates the role of iconic buildings in the "urban collective memory"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75866792/the-empire-state-building-makes-its-music-video-debut-with-the-yeah-yeah-yeahs The Empire State Building Makes Its Music Video Debut With the Yeah Yeah Yeahs Archinect 2013-06-26T09:12:00-04:00 >2013-06-27T23:32:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cx/cx5o73bjiljcnhkw.jpg" width="514" height="212" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Empire State Building starred in first-ever music video over the weekend as the Yeah Yeah Yeah&rsquo;s released their latest single, &ldquo;Despair.&rdquo; High atop the observation deck from 2 a.m. to sunrise (the only hours that the tourists are at bay), the quintessential New York band rocked the quintessential New York building</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/58730088/brian-eno-s-imaginary-landscapes Brian Eno's Imaginary Landscapes Orhan Ayyüce 2012-10-06T12:37:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T19:57:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8z82jo6xioga20l7.jpg" width="500" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sometimes when you are new in a place you can really see it</p></em><br /><br /><p> In this fairly dated video documentary by Duncan Ward and Gabriella Cardazzo multi disciplinary artist <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Eno" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Eno</a> talks about imaginary landscapes, art, himself, New York, constructing sounds, installations and mainly about space.</p>