Musicity at The Architecture Foundation

A unique online platform, founded and curated by DJ Nick Luscombe of Flomotion and creative strategist Simon Jordan (Jump Studios), Musicity seeks to encourage people to explore the city musically, architecturally and experientially by commissioning musicians to compose original tracks in response to a building, site or piece of the city that inspires them. The artists' recordings can then only be heard by physically visiting these locations and streaming the tracks through a purpose built smart phone app - making urban exploration a vital component of the musical experience - the ‘transaction' necessary to hear the artist's direct responses to the built environment. 

This exciting informal evening of live performance, DJs, conversation and drinks seeks to explore the ways in which artistic expression can be used to bring a new dimension to the way we experience cities and the world around us - from the unique central London vantage point of the AF's rooftop Skyroom. Featuring a discussion chaired by Vicky Richardson (Director of Architecture, Design and Fashion, British Council) between architect David Adjaye, Peter Adjaye (David's musician brother and frequent sonic collaborator on buildings and exhibitions), Dr Michael Bull (author, Sound Moves: iPod Culture and Urban Experience).

Plus discussion and musical contributions from Musicity artists Ski Oakenfull and Palmskin Productions - who will perform a live set featuring reconstructed versions of all seven Musicity tracks with special visuals created especially for the night, alongside a DJ set from Nick Luscombe.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Musicity at The Architecture Foundation