William Rawn designs cedar-clad pavilions for Tanglewood campus in the Berkshires

US firm William Rawn Associates has created a series of buildings for a performing arts campus in western Massachusetts, where retractable glass walls allow music to spill outdoors. The Linde Center for Music and Learning is located on the northern edge of the 524-acre (212-hectare) campus in the Berkshires town of Lenox. Established in the […]

Stormzy “took south London to the farm” for Glastonbury set

The creative directors behind Stormzy‘s headline Glastonbury set honoured the British rapper’s south London roots with visual nods to Croydon’s Brutalist architecture. Creative producers Tawbox worked with the grime artist to create the set for his performance last Friday on the pyramid stage of Glastonbury 2019. Speaking to Dezeen, Tawbox creatives Chris “Bronski” Jablonski and […]

Mobile phones at gigs impacted design of rapper Dave’s recent live show

The set and lighting designers behind UK rapper Dave’s Psychodrama tour took the lights on the audience’s phones into account when creating the show. Award-winning lighting designer Tim Routledge and creative studio Tawbox, made up of Chris Jablonski and Amber Rimell, worked with the London artist on his UK tour, which closed at the O2 Academy […]

Yuri Suzuki gives Raymond Scott’s Electronium electronic sequencer an AI makeover

Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki has reimagined a sixty-year-old electronic sequencer machine as a physical piece of music software that uses artificial intelligence to generate melodies. The software will be presented at the upcoming Barbican exhibition AI: More Than Human Conceived by musician Raymond Scott in 1959, the Electronium, which is regarded as the world’s first electronic sequencer, […]

Take That’s Greatest Hits tour features a 40-tonne digital sphere

A rotating 10-metre sphere is the centrepiece of the set for British pop group Take That’s current world tour, which was designed by Ray Winkler of Stufish. Winkler – who has previously worked with acts including The Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2 and Beyoncé – designed a 40-tonne 3D sphere with a cut-out section, covered in 2,800 […]

David Rockwell inserts huge plywood box into The Shed for inaugural concert

David Rockwell has created “a rough and ready kit of parts” for the set of the first concert at New York cultural venue The Shed. The New York architect, who designed The Shed with firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro, was enlisted to create the stage for a five-day music concert held at the venue. It opened 5 […]

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