Building halls and making places.
On Imitation and Originality
There are imperative reasons for reclaiming the Classical ideals of integrity, harmony, beauty and reason.
A Candid Conversation with Architect Allan Greenberg
“I think the key is little concert halls, little opera houses which feed the community.”
Site and Sound, Size and Scale: A Conversation with Victoria Newhouse
“The only way you’re going to solve these problems is to tear down that house and build something half the size or less.”
Building Communities with Music: Opening Address at the Seaside Symposium
Orchestras depend on love and a connection to their communities to survive.
Architecture, Composition, Philosophy
Culture War Redux
As a young artist during the 1950s, I immediately got the point of modernism.
Revisiting Kleinhans Music Hall
We have become used to concert halls that make big bold statements, but the Kleinhans is curiously elusive.
Designing Contextually in a Place without Context
Buildings that will be relevant to and loved by the people who will have to live with it.
A Blight at the Opera
Carlos Ott has provided the Parisian public with the architectural equivalent of bread and water.
A New Lincoln Center
Architects Quinlan Terry, Robert Adam, and the firm of Franck Lohsen McCrery present their plans.
The Concert Hall, Reimagined
Performance spaces weren’t always designed to be stand-alone icons.
Architecture, Business, Philosophy
The Craftsman in an Industrialised Age
Most thinkers of the industrial era posited it as an irreversible fact of history and progress.
Just because the Powell & Moya site is available doesn’t mean it’s the right place for a concert hall
London should think carefully about where to build its newest cultural venue.
Our distorted view has much to do with the idea that culture develops like a timeline.
An Alternate Site for London Symphony’s New Hall,
and A Long Due Act of Redemption
There is a choice location for London’s unrivaled musical offerings that is yet unconsidered.
A New Concert Hall for London?
The modern concert venue is not part of the city but stands in opposition to it.
London Hall-ing: A New Home for the London Symphony Orchestra
A hall is more than a holding pen and an acoustic space.
Music and the Transcendental
Truly serious music has, as it were, put its ear to the ground and heard the far-off murmur of the infinite.
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The time is now. Again.
This age of ours has let fall, bit by bit, things of more value than anything else in the whole world.
—Petrarch, father of the Renaissance, 1341