4’33” | Tokyo Music Center

Tokyo, Japan
2013

“Everything we do is music.”
John Cage

Agnes Martin once said “The best art is music, that’s the highest form of art. It’s completely abstract… and we respond to it emotionally”. Therefore, the builiding is aiming to achieve this aspect of im-materiality: Two parallel linear masses translate the harmonious alterations of sounds into rhythm and light, creating the conditions of a true architectural and spiritual exaltation. When you wander around the building and you ‘pause’ moving, the motion doesn’ t stops, but through the transparency, continues from the life and the function of the building. The flow of the visitor’s movement causes him to a wandering, with basic exhibit the non-materiality of music/ building.

“There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.”
John Cage