Zumthor reviews some of his influences, including Johann Sebastian Bach. He then explains the importance of the act of construction in his work. He discusses methods of representation, the potential of details to communicate scale, and the significance of permeability in architecture.
Video Archive | Johann Sebastian Bach (3)
At Konrad Wachsmann’s request, Elizabeth Bruns plays Bach’s Arioso on the violin.
Raphael Soriano discusses his ideas and opinions about architecture. Referring to music, he contrasts Bach’s “natural” compositional procedures with the “gimmicks” of John Cage. He says that he does not know what the definition of “spiritual man” is, and that people are bamboozled by merchants of publicity who keep us from being natural humans. Ornate architecture that goes beyond its structure is “dangerous” because when one works for society, one must act with great responsibility.