Architectural Commentaries 4&5

by Marc Behrens

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An architectural commentary is a form of ‘reviewing’ architecture, in which functional, symbolic and aesthetic aspects of a building or a bigger architectural structure are analyzed.
Inspiration for this cycle of compositions is drawn from architectural criticism, structures, buildings, involuntary cityscapes (‘architecture without architects’), and technological noise within buildings.
Together they cover three different areas of work: 80 minutes of sound, a catalogue of photographs, and line graphs that stem from volume and stereo pan settings in the multitrack composition software.


released January 9, 2017

Architectural Commentary 5: Some Models for Resonant Behaviour received the Broadcasting Art I Award from MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, MUSAC and Radio Nacional de España – Radio 3 (Fluido Rosa) in 2006.

Thanks for assistance and support along the various stages of this project: Christina Kubisch, Rosa Pérez, Lorenzo Benedetti, Lina Dzuverovic, Javier Duero, Carlos Ordás, Richard Francis (for releasing ‘Architectural Commentaries 1–3’ in 2002), Ema Bonifacic (for a pleasant interview, and for rereleasing ‘Architectural Commentary 2’ in 2006), Patrick McGinley (for his inspirational thoughts), Götz Naleppa and Allon Kaye (for translating my ideas into a new release).

Architectural Commentary 4 and [fragment] were composed in 2002–4; Architectural Commentary 5 in 2005. Basic material for Architectural Commentary 5 was recorded with Patrick McGinley of the broadcasting studio at ResonanceFM, London, June 2004.
Music, images and text © Marc Behrens 2007, 2017.
Originally released on CD by Entr’acte, 2007: E45, edition 300,
Digital remastered edition released 2017. Availabel ala017.



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Marc Behrens

Born in Darmstadt, Germany, in 1970.
Behrens has performed and exhibited extensively across six continents, and developed international collaborations with other artists. He has released more than 30 music albums and EPs in various formats, written articles for various art-related publications and texts accompanying his own works, and produced works for radio. ... more

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