Jul 9, 2009

JS Bach Chamber Music Hall by Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects have created a unique chamber music hall specially designed to house solo performances of the exquisite music of Johann Sebastian Bach.A voluminous ribbon swirls within the room, carving out a spatial and visual response to the intricate relationships of Bach’s harmonies. As the ribbon careens above the performer, cascades into the ground and wraps around the audience, the original room as a box is sculpted into fluid spaces swelling, merging, and slipping through one another.(to find out more..)

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afterrabbit said...

I'm not trained in music but in my humble opinion, multiplicity, coherence, continuity, formality and clear structure are the main characters of Baroque music (n Bach's obviously a representing figure of the period), correct?

But relating music directly to architectural forms is often quite a sensitive issue to those who really loves (classical) music, i reckon.

Can't say i like this design, anyway..

afterrabbit said...

Putting music art and architecture together is a forced-relation. Music never just mean sound effects that forms can help create/enhance. Let's say chorale and cathedral can come quite close to each other in people's mind but their essences are really not related.
By saying it enhances Bach's work, I believe it doesn't mean Bach's music pieces but rather just an abstract reflection of the character of the music.

Btw, I despises the phrase "Architecture is Frozen Music".
Music can't be frozen, one fundamental quality of it.


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