David Byrne on the relationship between architecture and music

David Byrne (of Talking Heads fame and so much more…) talks about the intertwined relationship of the space of music and the music designed to be played in it. He claims that certain halls are designed “perfectly”  for certain types of compositions, primarily referring to the acoustics of the rooms. Do you agree?



In today’s lecture about architectural education in the United States I mentioned the “project review” (aka a “critique” or “jury”.) This is when a student publicly presents their work for evaluation and feedback for a group of reviewers. As mentioned, this practice comes to us from the Ecole des Beaux Arts. To see a bit of it in action go to 8:37 of the video below. Better yet, watch the whole video and get a perspective on the life of an architecture student!