I have involved with music since I was a child, however, the thought of architecture and acoustics never came to mind. When it came to high school I soon realized that there were certain designs and elements that each venue had, but never thought much of it. Until this class I never knew how much went into the design of certain architectural structures such as music venues, offices, apartments, etc. Each structure has certain design elements that make them individually pleasing to the people who interact with them. One place that I found to be interesting in regards to the acoustics in a public venue is my church back home in St. Louis, Missouri.
I attended to a concert performed by the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra on November 13th this year. This concert took place in the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. I chose to attend to this concert because I have never been to a performance by any youth orchestra, I was curious to see how their performance would compare to other orchestras. The first of the three piece that were performed in this concert was Maenads’ Dance, from The Bassarids, composed by Hans Werner Henze. A variety of instruments were used in this piece, including woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings.
I had never been to a musical performance quite like this before. I had only seen an organ once at the Tabernacle Church in Utah, but had never heard it played before. I also had never heard a harp in person. This concert was a new experience for me.
It contested the professions and the way it was taught. It turned away from conventional architecture and proposed more adaptive architecture that would accommodate the emergent needs of its users through a rebellious style in an age heavily influenced by pop- culture and Dadaism. It redefined architecture and embraced a criteria o perishable yet indefinite, multifunctional space that was applied to new city models. It emphasized a vital support to culturally changing mechanisms of the city and not simply functional organization of space. The radical ideas experimented with spatial, creative, political and consumer freedom that surfaced in the 1960’s.
In similarity to the symphonic wind ensemble concert, I had never before attended to a chamber music group concert. Before the concert began, I had noticed a large black piano on the stage as I found this quite interesting as I was curious how it would be played in this type of music. As it was about to begin, a small group of four musicians appeared on the stage and were performing with violins, cello, and a large violin known as the viola. Once the lights were turned on and centered on the performers, the group were welcomed to the stage with applause. Soon after that, their music piece started to play out.
An interesting fact about Walt Disney’s Disney World is that on one of the four kingdom’s opening day, there was approximately around 10,000 people. Disney World has approximately 48 million visitors who annually come to the four kingdom parks for family vacations and other special occasions (www.orlando-florida.net). Many families all over the world come to visit Disney World for many reasons whether they want to have an experience of a lifetime or if they already have been and want to visit again. As one of the two Disney World’s slogans says, Disney is “The Place where Dreams Come True”(disneyparks.disney.go.com).
Prior to this, I have never attended a classical concert. I actually had no clue as to what to expect because I could not find a review for UH concerts. The Jazz Orchestra performed in the Moores Opera House on a stage setting similar to that of my middle school band. The band instruments were tiered on the risers while the other performers were simply beside the risers. There were a few noticeable differences such as, the microphones set in the center for soloists, and a marker hanging from above to mark the center of the stage.
At Walt Disney, they rate the actuality that their legacy and status signifies they are apprehended to the maximum standard of quality principles, and societal responsibility. Disney has an effectual communication of heads to their member of staffs, the employees be capable to take notice of information from their directors. (UR) Workers are dedicated to nurturing secure, wide-ranging and courteous workplaces in every one of their localities, transversely the sphere. They have cultured to be familiar with the traits in prospective employees that will formulate them a good robust for the unique environment they will be working in.
We all continue to live in a world surrounded by varyng forms of art, music, painting, literature, and all these are results of creative human activity in which materials are formed to show an idea or a thought of communication. I believe arts are meant to aid in understanding our past, describe the present and predict the future. “The Weather Project” by Olafur Eliasson managed to create an interesting presentation of the weather. The exposition seems to initiate an impressive tension between the city and nature. The room is encircled in natural elements sun, mist, light and by introducing these natural elements Ellison seems to persuade viewers to entirely appear themselve in the space and the exhibition.
In a comparative analysis of the directional speed of the strip in Las Vegas, Venturi discusses how are passerby’s speed is relative to the size of the billboard. As the passenger approaches to a stop, the sign is same as his size, but as the speed increases, the sign enlarges. It is important for the sign to be bigger than the buildings surrounding it so that they do not go unnoticed. This concept of communicative and symbolic architecture is also visible in Robert Venturi’s ‘duck’ and ‘decorated shed’. The duck shows symbolization where architecture speaks for itself, for example the Crawford Manor where the structure describes the program.
Music has a powerful impact on people, and can change people in a dramatic way. When people go to concerts, they don’t only listen to the music being played, they also look at what music and songs they are playing or singing, and the order of the songs. The order of the concert has an effect over whether the audience will enjoy the music or not. Above, I listed what I think the order of the songs should be. The concert repertoire should be in this certain order, based on our concert’s intended purpose, what our audience is feeling during the concert, and what Christmas means to each individual in the audience and performing.
On Wednesday, the 18th of May, I attended and participated in the Final Band Concert of the year. Throughout the year, all band students continually practice pieces and the Final Band Concert is the only concert to have every band student in it from fifth grade all the way up to twelfth. This concert is always very special because it is both the first large concert for the fifth graders and the last for many students. The concert started from the Fifth Grade Band, then to the Junior 6th Grade, Advanced 7th and 8th Grade band, and finally to the High School Concert Band. The concert began exactly on time at 19:00.
In the architectural realm these nonvisual experiences become important in how our space is perceived, how it makes people feel and even perform. The scale of architecture in relation to the person, the sensation a hand feels while touching a handrail, or the sound a person makes on the building as they walk: all of these
SPATIALITY The Mall becomes a ‘utopia’ where time and space evaporate (Goss 1993) and creating the civic miracle of heightened safety, excessive cleanliness as well as a well-mannered populace, a process similar to Malcolm Voyce’s (2007) idea of ‘spatial purification’. The aesthetically laid sparkling Italian marble floor leaves a sense of slight consciousness with regard to the clinical and pristine nature of the surroundings. Perhaps, the wafting music of the grand piano (blocked from view by a crowd of onlookers surrounding the pianist) is meant to work as an antidote for the induced anxiety. The material and non-material presence of the mall forms its spatial representation and the conjured “image” plays a crucial role in determining the intended audience.