Music - A Node of Urban Identity
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The idea of music as a node in architecture, as it is evident in society, will be explored through the form, function, and play between formal and informal spaces of the building and surrounding context. The intention is the implied link within spaces will allow for its inhabitants to establish relationships through the universal means of communication: music. Music has the potential to change a mood, to shift the atmosphere in a room, and to provide extensive health benefits to its listeners and performers. The nature of music itself can establish relationships because it facilitates communication which goes beyond words, enables meanings to be shared, and promotes the development and maintenance of individual, group, and cultural identities. This urban revitalization project will strive to provide a space to connect, collaborate, and educate through the celebration of music in a cultural music center. The volumes will respond to the functional need in the urban environment for a space for the collaboration of art, space, and time. 'Art' in response to the historic Awa Odori Festival and the need to immortalize traditions. 'Space' as the city's need of a landmark that ties the historic culture of Tokushima to modern day. And lastly 'Time' referring to the need for a collaboration between generations that will be accomplished through educational space allowing for the transfer of knowledge. The three primary spaces are a place for performance, education, and the urban landscape intervention, all of which will establish connections to the surrounding context based on an element of music. In essence, music will act as a node of urban identity through this interaction of art, space, and time responding directly to Tokushima's urban fabric and need.
Music and architecture
Urban landscape architecture
Centers for the performing arts
Gilliam, Meaghan R. (2018). Music - A Node of Urban Identity. Master's thesis, Texas A & M University. Available electronically from https : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /197503.