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Vex is a curved, fluted concrete house in Stoke Newington. It’s also an unusual collaboration between the architects and musician/composer Scanner.

 

Music and architecture both take as their starting point Eric Satie’s ‘Vexations’ – a looping, repetitive piano work which lasts around 18 hours in continuous performance.

 

The building is a three-storey studio house with top floor living spaces and a roof terrace accessed via a glazed roof pavilion.

 

The music/sound will be fully integrated within and around the building.

 

In 2014 we were invited to make a sound and architecture installation in Palazzo Mora as part of the 2104 Venice Biennale.

 

The first opportunity to hear a live mix of the  sound installation and view the building as it comes close to completion will be in London Open House 17 and 18 September 2016.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CEJJxTmpbs&feature=youtu.be

 

News: Vex on BBC Radio 3’s ‘Music Matters’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b080xl27

 

 

 

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