Their choice of Terry Riley’s piece was ideal. Goethe called architecture “frozen music.” “In C” perfectly illustrates Goethe’s corollary: “Music is liquid architecture.” [...]
Interdisciplinarity is a popular buzzword on many campuses, but in most cases it remains a mere slogan. Here was a shining model for other schools [...]
It prompted students like Huizhong Sun and Marco Aguirre to remind me about the architectural concepts of simultaneity and interpenetration, and of “transparency” — wsj.com
The performance was part of a new RISD collaborative initiative, organized by the architecture department's head, Laura Briggs. Briggs brought together David Gersten (architect) and Michael Harrison (microtonal composer) to teach "Outside the Guidelines," where they approach architecture from complementary visual and auditory perspectives.