Peter Cook equates his inspirations to a child’s favorite toys, stressing the need to have fun, remain curious, and strive to be “usefully daft.” he compares musical notation to architectural drawing. He discusses Las Vegas as an adult playground. He characterizes Toyo Ito as another architect to continues to play with architecture. Cook discusses architecture as “other than as a solid object.” He describes the intentions of architecture and certain ingredients that make it more socially responsible than other forms of art. Cook discusses Japanese history and culture. Cook maintains that one of the most important aspects of architecture is the ongoing global conversation about it. He lays down as a rule that the most important thing an architect can do is hang out with “the right people.” Cook talks about competition that promotes discovery instead of hindering progress. Cook describes how he continues to look for innovative ways of deploying architecture. Cook contrasts places that seek out stimulation, and places that avoid it. He notes how the terms “weird” and “strange” are appropriate definitions of schools like the Bartlett and SCI-Arc.
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Patrick Tighe and Eric Moss discuss Tighe’s installation “Out of Memory” for
the SCI-Arc gallery. The discussion touches on robotic production, drawing techniques, the relationship of music and architecture, and the relationship between exterior and interior.
Patrick Tighe outlines the inspirations and aesthetic behind his “Out of Memory” installation. Tighe summarizes the ideas and intentions of the project, and he and Moss discuss the experiences and spaces created by the work.
Patrick Tighe discusses the use of composer Ken Ueno’s sound as an element of “Out of Memory.” Tighe and Moss discuss the sequence of spatial arrangements and the sensations created by the music.
Patrick Tighe, Eric Owen Moss and the other participants discuss the use of robotics as an integral construction technique. They describes the relevance of the outside experience with the sculptural effect created inhabiting the inside of the installation.
Ming Fung introduces Michel Rojkind’s explorations in architecture and music as evocations of emotion and images. Rojkind describes his interest in the concept of contagion in architecture, which he relates to a comfort with the discomfort of unusual frictions in his work. He presents a museum proposal in which a platonic cube is unfolded onto a treacherous mountainous site.
Heather Flood introduces M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel of Matmos, identifying them as an experimental music practice whose recent activities include an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art and a world tour with Bj?rk. Schmidt and Daniel perform some of their music, which includes audience participation and pre-recorded video segments. Later, they discuss their use of the term “assemblage,” and acknowledge the influence of musique concr?te. They conclude with a performance of their recent work, “The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast.”
JoAnn Kuchera-Morin discusses the topic of transformative technologies and addresses her training as a classical composer. She documents the development of the AlloSphere at UC Santa Barbara: a three-story instrument for three-dimensional visual and audio display. Next, Kuchera-Morin discusses the new research made possible by the AlloSphere, including the manipulation of biogenerative algorithms, sonic communication, and interaction between researcher and projected material.