Music can reveal acoustics hidden in architecture as violinist Ruth Palmer reveals with her Bach-centered tour, Hidden Acoustics. She says:
Bach’s solo violin music has its own hidden acoustics in its counterpoint, and I have found that solo violin allows me the purest link to the space and acoustic of the building in which I am playing. To me, when the piece of music and the building match in spirit, something magical happens.
Pairings are indeed magic. Food, fonts, partnerships of all kinds — sound and architecture should be no different. What sound is hidden right before us? How has music perhaps evolved our spaces, and what might be possible if we imagine our spaces more grand than we can even see? Some clues, perhaps.