TEDtalk: David Byrne on Music and Architecture

Architecture: No one wants a moist celloFounding member and principal songwriter of the band Talking Heads took a minute (or 16) to talk a little about architecture and music in his TEDtalk on architecture and music. In my mind this phenonmenon is a chicken/egg situation.

Do we create the rooms to fit the music? Or are we creating the music to fit the room?


Taking this one step further into personal-world... Do I as a cellist practice my pieces with the room in which I will perform them in mind? Or do I need to be versatile enough to pump out whatever dynamics and tones needed at whatever moment?

What do you think?


Here's the link if you need it... http://www.ted.com/talks/david_byrne_how_architecture_helped_music_evolve.html