Music and Architecture have been linked philosophically and physically since at least the time of the ancient Greeks. In today's world, some of these connections have been forgotten, while others have only become possible with new technology. The world of virtual reality, digital audio, wifi, and miniature speakers are opening up a magnificent spectrum of options.
Guy Livingston studied music and architecture at Yale University. He is currently in residence at a former embassy in The Hague, designed by Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer. He is curating symposiums on Urban Space and Sound, and on the Architecture of Power.
Concurrently, Livingston is creating a new performance for piano, video, and electronics, which explores the links between space and music: éspaceSonore, an immersive program of piano, video, and electronics. Featuring Music for Airports (Brian Eno), Guy's solo arrangement of Canto Ostinato (Simeon ten Holt); The Great Gate of Kiev by Mussorgsky (piano arrangament); Debussy's Sunken Cathedral; a Talking Heads cover; an opportunity for the audience to "play the building"; and a new work by Cléo Palacio-Quentin.