MDes candidates from the Art, Design and Public Domain concentration at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design “made the building sing” as part of their “post facto” collaboration with Senior Loeb Scholar Michael Craig-Martin.
Developing the concept of disrupting space, improvisational jazz musicians used Gund Hall’s unique sonic and performative qualities to create a new architectural experience based on Bauhaus concepts of building a community through performance. Starting in scattered corners of the building, musicians playing brass, woodwind, and strings navigated across the building, shifting the collective focus into the possibilities of what can transpire through spontaneity.
The event can be heard on Soundcloud.
Musicians featured: Gabe Gladstein (’17) on violin, Caetano Hanta-Davis (’18) on alto saxophone, Jacob Lurye (’18) on drums, Ryan Park-Chan (’18) on tenor saxophone, Jonah Philion (’18) on alto saxophone, Aditya Raguram (’19) on keyboard, Gary Smiley on trumpet, and Rose Whitcomb (’16) on clarinet.
With special thanks to Senior Leob Scholar Michael-Craig Martin, Coordinator of the Loeb Fellowship Program Sally Young, and the Loeb Fellowship and ADPD Co-Coordinators: Professor in Residence of Art, Design and the Public Domain Krzysztof Wodizcko and Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Silvia Benedito.
Organized by students of the ADPD Seminar: Kritika Dhanda (ADPD ’16), Maria Jaakkola (LF ’15), Tamara Jafar (’09, MUP ’16), Jiyoo Jye (MDes ’16), Marcia Soviak (FAS ’17), and Scott Valentine (MDes ’16).
The event was generously supported by the Loeb Fellowship.