The Archimusic Online Repository


The Archimusic Readers are a multiple volume collection of writings concerned
with the intersection of architecture and music.

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The Archimusical Readers is a six-volume reader series composed of important writings, essays, and book chapters by a wide range of authors that have explored the relationships between architecture and music. The archimusic readers are organized to cover the field of archimusic in six volumes, where each volume focuses on different sub-topics. The six volumes aim to categorize the components of archimusic for the methodical study of the field as a whole. Each of these six readers contains eleven readings that have been carefully selected as the most relevant papers, essays and book chapters on each of the sub-section topics.

Compiled digital files are available and linked in the Archimusic Reader section of the website and currently, three physical spiral copies are in existence. The first is in the author’s possession and will be used for teaching in studios that focus on the role of sound and music within architecture. The second copy is in possession of the Media Arts and Technology Program (MAT) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The third copy is in possession of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) Library in Downtown Los Angeles.

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    • Volume II – Notation and Instrumentation
      • Volume II focuses on exploring the concepts of archimusical notation and instrumentation. It provides readings on the graphic and software aspects and the methods of motion, time and creative process.
    • Volume III – Transformation and Composition
      • Volume III focuses on exploring the concepts of transformation and composition within archimusical work and processes, providing readings on the compositional methods and transformational logic.
    • Volume IV – Archimusical Works of Iannis Xenakis
      • Volume IV focuses on the Archimusical Works of Iannis Xenakis and provides readings on his works and creative processes, in both Xenakis’ words and the words of Xenakis experts.
    • Volume V – Philosophical Considerations
      • Volume V focuses on exploring the philosophical considerations of archimusic and provides a discussion on the topics of art, proportion, and technology from ancient to contemporary times.
    • Volume VI – Translational and Transformation Studies
      • Volume XI focuses on the translational and transformation studies of archimusic and currently exists in three sub-volumes, providing over 150 studies including theses and projects pertaining to archimusic.
    • Appendix – Additional References
      • Additional resources for the continued study of multimodal, transformational, and trans-disciplinary processes and ideas.

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