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id ecaade2012_281
authors Psarras, Stamatis ; Liapi, Katherine A.
year 2012
title The Disassembly of a Musical Piece and its Conversion to an “Architectural” Pathway: An algorithmic approach
source Achten, Henri; Pavlicek, Jiri; Hulin, Jaroslav; Matejovska, Dana (eds.), Digital Physicality - Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe Conference - Volume 1 / ISBN 978-9-4912070-2-0, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture (Czech Republic) 12-14 September 2012, pp. 289-297
wos WOS:000330322400029
summary This paper presents and discusses a process of transferring the main features of a piece of music such as structure, notes etc., to a primarily spatial construction in architecture. The main objective of this effort was to convert the linearity of time during the hearing of a musical piece into a continuous pathway and an architectural stroll on a given site. To this end, the musical piece is used as a source of data, which, with the use of developed algorithms, are converted into spatial data. A purely instrumental piece, “Air,” from the suite for strings in D major by Bach, provided the source data used in the design of Park D, a section of a Cultural Park in the suburbs of Athens, Greece. The developed algorithms presented in the paper include: a) an algorithm for generating the shape of the path and the space defi ning elements along the path, and b) an algorithm that generates the geometry of four harmonographic structures.
keywords Music and Architecture; Gestalt; Design Algorithms; Harmonograph
series eCAADe
email psarras.st@gmail.com
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