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id caadria2008_61_session6a_501
authors Christensen, Peter; Marc Aurel Schnabel
year 2008
title Spatial polyphony: Virtual Architecture Generated from the Music of J.S. Bach
source CAADRIA 2008 [Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia] Chiang Mai (Thailand) 9-12 April 2008, pp. 501-509
summary This paper documents the process and outcomes of a digital design project with the aim of translating music into architecture. Parametric software has been used to generate 48 virtual forms from the preludes and fugues of Book I of The Well-Tempered Clavier (bwv 846-869), by Johann Sebastian Bach. The paper discusses historical connections between architecture and music in the Western tradition and in relation to contemporary thought and practice.
keywords Architecture: music; digital; parametric
series CAADRIA
email pchr9417@mail.usyd.edu.au, marcaurel@usyd.edu.au
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