From October 4-6, the Yale School of Architecture will present “The Sound of Architecture,” an interdisciplinary symposium exploring the auditory dimension of architecture. Architect Elizabeth Diller will deliver the symposium’s keynote lecture about the role of sound in early media artworks by her firm (Diller Scofidio + Renfro) as well as its more recent work at New York City’s Lincoln Center. Toronto-based architect Brigitte Shim will discuss a house her firm (Shim-Sutcliffe Architects) designed for a mathematician and amateur musician. There will also be sessions covering the soundscapes of cities and politics of urban noise; the effect of sound on the aesthetic and social character of space; the phenomenology of listening; and the performance hall as archetypal architectural soundscape. A session on the representation of architectural space in sonic media will include a performance of an audiovisual work by composer Ingram Marshall.
Posted October 1, 2012