Music is Fluid Architecture

David Patterson, whose copious and well-researched writings about John Cage I’ve quoted nearly every time I’ve written about the man, has a new obsession these days: William Carey Wright (1825-1904), a composer whose son Frank Lloyd Wright became a famous architect. The video linked to is part of a Kickstarter program to finance a recording of W.C. Wright’s music, and you get to hear some of it, along with speculation about why F.L. Wright considered his buildings “symphonic,” and why he built them up with motifs and variations the way a composer writes a symphony. Interesting stuff. Nothing wrong with a man finally getting his music heard because his son became famous (wrote the composer whose son is guitarist for the black metal band Liturgy).

 

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