David Adjaye is set to release a vinyl record with his brother Peter, a composer and musician with whom David has been formally collaborating for over a decade, reports The Spaces. The record, Dialogues, presents a collection of 10 of Peter's sonic responses to David's architectural projects. "When I see architecture I hear sounds – I respond to the visual. David responds to sound – he creates with a soundtrack in his mind," Peter said of their creative dynamic.
The brothers collaboration formally began in 2003 with a soundscape Peter designed for David's Asymmetric Chamber at the Cubeg gallery in Manchester. The relationship between the design of the chamber and the sound that filled it focused on reciprocity, with one "imprinting" the other. Peter said of their working process that David "drew a picture for what the sound would look like. I came back with a soundtrack the next day." The piece, titled Echoes, made it onto the record alongside nine other responses.
Some of these compositions include "Dirty House Music" for Dirty House, "PeaceSphere" for the Nobel Peace Center, and "3 Views of Light" for the Genesis Pavilion. Along with the videos of each track posted to YouTube, Peter has provided descriptive explanations of the ways in which he translated each piece of built architecture into sound, with some "directly echoing the structure into music" and some recreating a feeling or sensation.
The record is due for release on vinyl on July 8, and in the meantime you can listen to the 10 tracks here.
News via The Spaces.