Acous(ma)tic Rooms: Architecture - Nature - Art

  • Dozentin: Dr. Konstantina Orlandatou
  • Semester: Sommersemester 2022
  • Termin: Wednesdays from 10:00 - 13:30 on following dates:
    13.04., 04.05., 11.05., 18.05., 01.06., 08.06., 15.06.
  • Raum: Multifunktionsstudio (ehemals Schauspielstudio 3)
  • Dauer: 1.5 Semesterwochenstunden
  • Inhalt: The connection between music and architecture has been known since ancient times. The Pythagoreans believed that nature was modeled by numbers and that mathematical principles determined the entire cosmos. Concepts such as "harmony", "golden section" or "Fibonacci sequence" repeatedly cross between these two disciplines. What we can musically perceive depends on the place of performance. But music can be performed anywhere; in a concert hall or in an open space. This seminar will present an overview of the close relationship between music and architecture. Spaces have always been redesigned to meet the artistic needs of the time. Internal church spaces (for choir performances) have been redesigned, concert halls (Bayreuth Festspielhaus) and pavilions (LeCorbusier & Xenakis) have been built, public spaces have been used for happenings (Fluxus & Action Art). What effect does space have on human perception? Is it only about acoustics or also about aesthetics? A journey from the 17th century music room to the Elbphilharmonie and everything in between.
  • Literatur: will be announced in the class
  • Credits: 2 Creditpoints
  • Bemerkung: The seminar will be held in English and it's open for all students who are interested in the topic
  • Module: CoPeCo, W-frei, Wiss-1-MMK