Architectural Re-embodiment

Re-embodiment of the Self
Stage 3 – Architectural Re-embodiment

In Eisenman’s architecture, even in his unrealised designs, it is the body that measures and feels space. (Galofaro, 1999, p.18)

Inspired by the creative association of architecture – composition that Xenakis employed for his composition, Metastaseis (1952/54) an orchestral work for 61 musicians and the Philips Pavilion (Expo 1958, Brussels), I was intrigued to push the boundaries of this related dynamic, looking at the concept of ‘re-embodiment’ in the Canto Morph. My earlier Masters studies on architectural reverse engineering of the Philips Pavilion became a starting point to imagine finding a means to express a new voice in the trance improvised mixes. In my Thesis, (The Trilateral Dynamic, 2007) I sought to explore the harmonies and proportions underlying the construction of Xenakis’ pavilion, and to uncover details about the relation between this process and the composition Metastaseis.