Sounding Architecture Manifest initiated by Thomas Tsang’s dehowprojects with and for arc-gestaltung. Sounding Architecture critically examines the liminal space where art, architecture and music might overlap. Research in this case takes the form of bold new initiatives in cross-disciplinary collaborations, as historically, sound and architectural principles are discretized, rarely considered as contingent overlapping parameters in each field, though, in truth, they are. Anyone who has heard a piece of music in a space can learn to be sensitive to the fact that the architecture is a contributing factor to the resonance and, therefore, the music enfolding in a space. With the realization that architecture is ostensibly an instrument in all sonic conditions, architecture can then be factored into the musical composition.
Manfredi Beninati’s contribution to the Manifesto is an assay on Camillofonìe project, a series of recordings he made with Camillo Amalfi over a period of five years to explore the relationship between space and sound.