Visual and Material Culture: Course

Music, Architecture, Time, Space

Kaduri Yael, Dr., Semester 1, Sunday, 10:30-12:00
Kaduri Yael, Dr., Semester 2, Sunday, 10:30-12:00
Architecture and music seem to be highly different from each other. The first one is material, firm and rooted in the physical world, while the other is spiritual and abstract. At the same time they have a lot in common. Generally speaking, both are purely formal and concerned with questions of time and space, acoustics and numerical ratio. The course will explore the inter-relationships between architecture, sound and music, and their impact on the fine arts from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Questions of architecture, music, sound and space will be examined in the contexts of different art forms such as architecture, painting, performing arts, stage design, sound installations, sound walks, experimental music and site-specific works. No previous musical knowledge is needed.