The fifth interpretation titled ARCHISCORE is presented by authors Jiří Suchánek and Martin Dlabaja.

The project explores the variations and possibilities of translating selected building parameters (size of surfaces, lines, angles, windows, doors, types of materials...) into spectral and harmonic properties of digitally created sounds.

The ground plan of Villa Tugendhat, transferred into virtual reality, becomes a form of a three-dimensional graphic score, interpreted in real time by the interaction of the structures and a visitor's movement. The latter will be able to read the space arbitrarily - and hear it.

Precise digital tools (max/msp) will be used for the sonification of the architecture, which will allow the data to control both the synthesis itself and to process the recordings of professional musicians (Martin Opršál, Radim Hanousek, Žaneta Vítová, Vladimír Micenko). These form an essential acoustic (often fragmented) layer of the resulting sound.

The visitor will be given the opportunity to freely walk through the space of the villa in virtual reality, triggering the individual segments that make up the villa and listening to the resulting sonic combinations, offering a freely interpretable synesthetic experience: an alternative aural perception of the space and geometry of the villa.

More about the project here.

2 Nov, 6 p. m. exhibition opening
3 Nov – 5 Dec   exhibition of the interactive VR model in the technical floor of the Tugendhat villa (accessible Tue–Sun 10:00–17:30, 50 CZK)
1 Dec, 6 p. m.  lecture by Jiří Suchánek on sonification 

Authors of the concept and production of exhibitions: Barbora Benčíková, Ludmila Haasová, Neli Hejkalová, Lucie Valdhansová (Villa Tugendhat Study and Documentation Centre)
Curator: Neli Hejkalová
Graphic design: Atelier Zidlicky
Project photographer: Mizuki Nakeshu


Project partners:
SVITAVA – transmedia art lab, z.s.

The project is realized with financial support of the Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic.