The UTS Business School building, designed by the renowned Frank Gehry, has been called many things – from a Sydney icon to a crumpled brown paper bag – but musical?
However, following a sound exploration workshop in 2017 – in which architecture students experimented with sticks, bells, coins, applause and more in the UTS Business School and elsewhere on campus – the building is preparing to put on its first major performance.
Led by Julian Day of art project Super Critical Mass (SCM), 90 UTS architecture design students will create a sonic performance that explores the building’s striking architecture, how people interact with its form and space, and the building's capacity to hold and transmit sound.
The performance on Wednesday 8 August is a UTS Art Live event, hosted by UTS Coordinator Learning and Projects Alice McAuliffe, who says, “For these students who are studying the design of performance venues, experiencing innovative and creative ways to think about the relationship between people, sound and architecture can encourage new ways of approaching their coursework."
So, if you’ve ever wondered how the UTS Business School’s porous spaces and façade of glass and brick can be translated into sound, don’t miss this one-of-a-kind free event. Find out more and book your place, and to get a sense of how the UTS Business School building sounds, watch the ABC report on the 2017 experiment.