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