Goethe once wrote: “architecture is frozen music”.
But for me this didn’t feel right.
“Architecture is not frozen or static, it’s dynamic,
you enter a building, move through a building,
the sun(light) and shadows change constantly ,
sometimes you see rain falling ,
the people (and vegetation) “using” the building are all moving
and even the building could be moved by simply opening a window or a door.”
What then is the relation between music and architecture?
Music is in the most broad definition organised sound.
Architecture is in that same broad sense organised light.
Music has – like architecture – proportion, composition and structure.
Architecture needs – like music – rhythm, melody and soul.
Architecture is music experienced through another sense.
Sound becomes music when it touches your inner level of unconsciousness (your “heart”).
I believe this is also a fundamental element of architecture.
A building becomes architecture when it touches your heart, like music.
Architecture is an instrument played by the sun.