Book: Prayer – 祈福

by Shih and Fabian Dembski Illustrations, plans and sketches describing the project “Prayer – 祈福” (centennial of Republic of China / Taiwan). (2011) 30 x 30 cm, offset-print on art paper, hardcover texts in German and partly in Chinese limited edition of 50 pcs. € 70,- (+ shipping costs) information and order per e-mail only … Continue reading

Proportions of Architecture and Music

At least since the Renaissance, architects and musicians have proportioned their works to approximate the golden ratio, believing this proportion to be aesthetically the best. The golden ratio has fascinated western intellectuals and artists from Euclid and Pythagoras to Bela Bartok and Le Corbusier for more than 2.000 years. For the design-process of architects in … Continue reading

11/19 and 11/20 Prayer – Homage to R.O.C. centennial

composition by Shih performed by National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra 11/19 (Sat.), 19:30-21:30 Xiangshan Visitor Center, Sun Moon Lake 11/20 (Sun.), 19:30-21:30 Kaohsiung National Performing Arts Center free admission “Prayer” is a large-scale work written by Shih. The work has been composed upon the invitation of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra and is dedicated to devoting, persevering women who … Continue reading

Sun-Moon-Cloud revised

After a location-change for the presentation of Shih’s „Prayer“ (concert for 100th anniversary of Republic of China), the design for Sun-Moon-Cloud had to be revised. The new performance venue is located at the Sun-Moon-Lake visitor center. The pavilions design changed so that it is going to be a temporary plug-in to the building designed by Norihiko … Continue reading

Kinderuni Wien

This years first lecturer for children was about architecture and music and their close relationship. Based on examples of both disciplines the young audience could learn about historical developments from the ancient world to the 21st century and contemporary influences. Finally the children developed great designs for concert-halls during listening to contemporary music. Together with Katharina Tielsch … Continue reading

ROC Scarf

Design of a scarf for the chorus of 100th anniversary concert of Republic of China (Taiwan) with patterns on the basis of the national flag made of silk and cotton. Support by the fashion designer R. J. Schermann.

Listening to Architecture – Part 2

At Taiwan Symphony Orchestra’s invitation, the lecture „Listening to Architecture“ will be contiuned at this year’s symposion „Music in Wonderland“ in interdisciplinary collaboration with the Austro-Taiwanese composer Shih. The focus will be on contemporary architecture and music and the use of architecural-space for composing. Additionally the composer will give a masterclass on the subject. from 16th … Continue reading

Listening to Architecture

Relations and Tensions between Architecture and Music The close relationship between architecture and music by reference to historical developments, contemporary trends, mathematical and philosophical similarities, visional and emotional influences of the arts. Interdisciplinarity is the significant key word – concerning not only architecture and music, but arts in general. For the design-process of architects in … Continue reading