Dear friends of music and architecture!
That was so great reading your comments above.
Me, too, I am researching and presenting my results on a podcast - RadioFavela -
The Sound of Rio.
I am a trained architect from Germany, and want to invite you to my podcast and weblog RadioFavela where everyone can participate in discussions. The main topic covers the relationship between music and architecture. Countries like Brazil are based on an oral culture may it be due to illiteracy or just a way to live.
After my theoretic research project titled 'Not assumable becomes consumable ... ... ... becomes subsumable' (in German 'Unfassbares wird hÃ¶rbar ... ... ... wird fassbar) which analyzes the situation of the megacity of Rio de Janeiro, I had to recognize, that the situation there is not assumable. So many laws are controlling the city, that it is impossible to make a complete analysis. But on the other hand we, the inhabitants or visitors of the megacity, are well fed with consumable actions of the city. This cultural production is mainly originating from the favelas. I think of music like samba, hiphop, or baile funk, and films like 'City of Gods' or 'RadioFavela â€“ uma Onda no Ar'. After this resounding consumption I wanted to participate as well and hence contributed action which is subsumable.
If this research sounds interesting to you, come and visit the blog and leave your comments. Since I am still working on it, I appreciate any productive criticism, comments or feedback. A co-operation to other cities facing the same or similar problems are more than welcome.
Click here to be linked to the blog:
So, I hope to meet you on the weblog, keep on researching.
P.S.: For those who are not familiar with media like weblog and podcast I added some technical information at the bottom. Both -program and podcast- are totally free of charge.
P.P.S.: Please feel free to forward this message to friends or colleagues interested in the subject.
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