Endlessness and the Empty Space in Music and Architecture

The lecturer at NTSO symposium was about relevant themes to contemporary music and architecture as well as about similarities in the processes of creation.

As examples for „empty“ architecture egyptian pyramids, Robert Rauschenberg’s „White Paintings“, John Cage’s composition 4’33“ and Daniel Libeskind’s jewish museum in Berlin were discussed.

Endlessness was the second main topic – Boulée’s cenotaph for Isaac Newton, the invention of the roller coaster, Friedrich Kieslers stage-designs and his endless-house came as well up for discussion as Shih’s composition „Die Trennung“ (separation).

Last part of the lecturer was about architecture and space as musical instruments: Charles Ives’ „Three places in New England“, which arose probably from an early childhood-experience, Bernhard Leitner’s sound installation in Paris and the space and musical installation „Prayer“ were presented and compared.

Symposium „Establishing of Music Composition and Marketing Platform“

Directed by Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan

Organized by National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra


One response to “Endlessness and the Empty Space in Music and Architecture”

  1. […] from the lecturer “Endlessness and the Empty Space in Music and Architecture”) John Cage’s three movement composition for any instrument or combination of instruments […]

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