The resounding success of Allied Works Architecture's "National Music Center"
Incorporating both physical and intangible elements of Canada's musical history, the National Music Center by Allied Works is a nine-towered, terra-cotta tile clad complex that not only ropes a 112-year old hotel/blues club into the mix, but creates the kind of spaces suited for gazing dreamily... View full entry
How an "egalitarian incubator" music venue hopes to revive Brooklyn's art scene
Music venue National Sawdust, formerly OMW workshop, slated to open this fall, hopes to revive, even temporarily, the thrill of ‘90s and early 2000’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.
Fresh faces for new spaces. Non-profit arts group National Sawdust collaborated with architect Peter Zuspan — founding principal (and classically trained opera singer) of local emerging practice Bureau V — in designing the group's upcoming music performance space. While Brooklyn has become a... View full entry
LEGO Architecture launches new student acoustic-design challenge to restore a destroyed music theater
Following a successful inaugural event last year, LEGO Architecture 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.Taking place in... View full entry
Make Music NY crowdfunds upcoming youth archi-music show "Concerto for Buildings"
The architecturally and musically inclined can join in on Make Music New York 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... View full entry
Detroit's P. Funk-inspired Mothership is ready to get the party started
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 Anya Sirota + AKOAKI looked to legendary funk collective P-Funk and their iconic album Mothership Connection to design the swanky modular DJ and broadcast booth... View full entry
LEGO Architecture to launch in Europe at the Italian “Villa Pennisi in Musica” event this August
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.
Architecture students will use LEGO Architecture to form their ideas as they explore ways to design and build a wooden acoustic shell for the event's outdoor chamber music performances — in less than 10 days.Read more about the event on Bustler.See previous coverage on LEGO Architecture here. View full entry
"Archimusic" renders famous musicians into characteristic buildings
Illustrator Federico Babina from Barcelona looks to some of the world's most influential musicians in his latest series, "Archimusic." 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... View full entry
The Empire State Building Makes Its Music Video Debut With the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Empire State Building starred in first-ever music video over the weekend as the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s released their latest single, “Despair.” 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
Brian Eno's Imaginary Landscapes
Sometimes when you are new in a place you can really see it
— Brian Eno
In this fairly dated video documentary by Duncan Ward and Gabriella Cardazzo multi disciplinary artist Brian Eno talks about imaginary landscapes, art, himself, New York, constructing sounds, installations and mainly about space. View full entry