Festschrift für Ernst Lichtenhahn zum 80. Geburtstag – Festschrift for Ernst Lichtenhahn’s 80th Birthday
Without any exaggeration one can call Ernst Lichtenhahn a doyen of Swiss music research. As one of the few musicologists in the German-speaking sphere he has succeeded in merging different linguistic-cultural and disciplinary research traditions. In his manner of scientific understanding, historical and systematic musicology, ethnomusicology and music practice are methodologically and topically related closely to each other, entirely consistent with the holistic concept of music research as developed by Guido Adler. With the title «Communicating Music», this Festschrift for Ernst Lichtenhahn’s 80 birthday attempts to take up and to further develop the diversity of scientific issues as emerged through such an understanding. It collects papers that come from a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives to deal with issues about the discursive nature of music, about mediation and transformation processes of music as well as about the discourse on music itself.
Raumklang oder: Lässt sich Architektur als Musik begreifen? Eine praxisbezogene Erörterung
Raumklang oder: Lässt sich Architektur als Musik begreifen?
Eine praxisbezogene Erörterung
Inès & Fabian Neuhaus
Summary: Can architecture be understood as music? This question has accompanied Inès and Fabian Neuhaus’ theoretical and practical work concerning the design of the built environment since 2002. The question has helped the two composers and acoustic designers to find new solutions to problems in architecture and urban design – from noise to the (acoustic) identity of spaces – and has broadened their understanding of music. In this article they present their key thoughts on the subject, beginning with general reflections on the relationship between music and architecture, including the auditory perception of physical spaces, followed by a critique of the monotonous forms dominating the architecture of present-day buildings, rooms, and urban spaces. Concluding with case studies of two of their own design projects, the authors show how architectural forms and proportions define the sound of spaces, and present a musical approach to architectural design, that offers new possibilities for creating inspiring living environments.
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