The Architects suggest to take this Pill with the song
Florence / Italy
Photography courtesy Architettura Sonora and Francesca Camurri
The Architettura Sonora Sonic Garden Lab Video
The Italian compositor and sound designer Lorenzo Brusci, of the Florence based firm Architettura Sonora, is giving sound a visual form by physically fusing it with architectural space.
The unconventional sonic modules create attractive and interactive settings (the last installation in the shop Luisa Via Roma during Pitti Immagine Uomo, Florence), which occupy the scene as independent sculptures (John Giorno Installation, Ballroom of the Bauer hotel, Venice Biennial of Art), or invisibly disappear in nature (Sonic Gardens). Using the words of Lorenzo Brusci their projects aim to convert architecture into a ‘revolutionary acoustic experience’.
A combination between music and architecture. How did you start?
Between 2002/2003 I decided to suspend my music production to focus on spatial potentialities of music. I tried to understand how a new generation of sonic emitters, due to their peculiar and various directional electro-acoustics, could enhance and re-design the experience of a human habitat. I wanted to make the architectural experience more dynamic and changeable through a dramatic perception of music and sound. With this goal in mind I started to envision immersive sound diffusers able to create and be shaped by a proper architectural dimension.
What about your background?
My personal background is philosophy of music and sound design together with music composition for theatre and dance. I then started to weave this intense relationship between architecture and acoustical sciences, as well as sound space design and sound art attitude. I felt I should synthesize a solution that would
be profoundly innovative in the ‘audio-experience’ market. This goal would have never been reached without B&C Speakers. They are the” technical soul” of Architettura Sonora: the result is highly advanced - in design, function and sound space design – and still under development. The Architettura Sonora team consists further of architects able to mediate our ‘sound experience design’ proposals with architectural knowledge.
What about the subtle design of your acoustic modules?
There are many natural and anatomical suggestions which have guided our sound module design.
We try to create real visions and understand what space needs to become a ‘full dynamic space’, under the natural dynamism of music (check our website for the implications of our software research AMM – Architectural Music Maker – and ASG – Automatic Soundscape Generation).
Which one of these words comes first during your design process: simplicity, quality, or emotion? Why?
‘Emotion’ and ‘quality’. ’Simplicity’ is a concept too often misunderstood. I haven’t really been interested in simplicity so far.