Sound and the HollyHock House
Theme & Variation in Architecture
Sound and the Hollyhock House is an archimusical work that examines the qualities and characteristics of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Barnsdall House in Los Angeles. A series drawings with an accompanying sound composition illustrates different modalities of the same forms synthesized by an archimusical technique called spatial sampling. Together the soundscape and drawings are made to exemplify known qualities of this unique place in a new way, emphasizing Wright’s mastery of the craft and the capability for music and technology to create new integrations and transformations within the discipline of architecture.