Philharmonic hall competition
Somebody said: Architecture is a frozen music - Music is liquid architecture. This verbum non facta came about as Walter Pater (1839-1894), The Father of Aesthetic, once said: ‘All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music’.
In the meantime, Cluster of Music branches and develops some deeply social sub-clusters at the beginning of seventies, all together with sub-clustered hairstyles of Sid Wishes and Johnny Rotten.
On the other hand philharmonic halls have never been more modern.
SAMPLING OF ECO-CLUSTERS AND HUMAN CLUSTERS – discrete system developed in time and frequency domain
Once there was a time when the proper formation of an abstract flock, with the intention to eventually land, slowly, lower and lower, hovered over the existing rectangular plot right next to the river. It seemed as just enough time for the Music to appear out of the shadow created from constant flicker of the wings.
Some claim otherwise: the Music itself contains the motif. It invoked this process of freezing – the Music was the reason for the act of ‘forever landing’.
‘The small flicker’ of concert hall’s ceiling, then ‘the grand flicker’ of roof planes – are both just different values in the spectrum of frequencies set for the echo rustle of note sheets.
It is followed by two short baton strikes against the conductor music stand. Then – music starts.
Note: Note sheets are not joined together. Musicians are carrying them separetely and organize them on their music stands according to programe.
Geometry of the field, has always been, and still is, gravitational delta where fluid clusters of nature, music, history, everydayness and architecture gather. We are only left with the fine tuning, with the slight improving of the discrete system developed in time and frequency domain.
And over - on the other side of the river, on Great War Island, each spring there are real birds landing,
There are several clusters that are dominant in this part of New Belgrade: New Philharmonic Custer, New Business Cluster, Building complex ‘Šest kaplara (Six Corporals)’, 21st Block and Contemporary Art Museum Cluster as part of the Mega Cluster – the Belgrade Fortress.
New Philharmonic Custer and the New Business Cluster designed (by the competition) in Block 13 at the first glance do not communicate architecturally. However, their dialog is based on their cluster mentality: Concert hall with its cluster form and the New Business complex with its disposition of elements.