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Peter & David Adjaye
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"What Peter does is 'sound architecture'. I give Peter a project and ask him to react. Architecture is a narrative. This project is like a DNA experiment. There is a construction." Sir David Adjaye

Music for Architecture is an original concept by Peter Adjaye that hopes to draw exploratory dialogue, experimentation and shared aesthetics and mathematics between music and architecture. It seeks to re-establish this possibility for a relationship between the experience of a building and a contemporaneous musical journey. 

Dialogues is a limited edition vinyl only album showcasing the ongoing architectural and sonic collaborations between music composer Peter Adjaye and his brother, the award winning architect Sir David Adjaye OBE, consisting of a series of site specific architecture and sound collaborations developed since 2003. The two brothers are artistic collaborators and this study investigates the creative process they share, exploring the interconnection between the human experience of architectural structures and the musical journey. Each track corresponds to a piece of work by David, and traverses the intersection between music and architecture, sound and space. It spans from 'Reflections of a Golden Dream' the soundscape for the Stephen Lawrence Centre in Deptford, South London, through to 'Three Views of Light' which forms part of the Genesis Pavilion in Miami, Florida.

"Architecture can also be expressed as a kind of movement (of light, of sound, people...) and 'Dialogues' is about how you can represent this fluidity, to bring it alive and create an immersive whole body experience." Peter Adjaye

‘Footprints in 3 suites’

Horizon Pavilion

Locations: Albion Gallery, London; Casa Del Archiettectura, Rome; Haus de Kunst, Munich, Germany; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

Type: Soundscape Installation

Duration 4:20 mins

‘Reflections of a Golden Dream'

Stephen Lawrence Centre

Locations: Deptford, London

Type: Soundtrack

Duration: 4:59 mins


Nobel Peace Centre, Nobel Field

Location: Oslo, Norway

Type: Sound Design and Soundscape Installation 

Duration: 4.50 mins

‘Journey to the One’

Upper Rooms

Locations: Victoria Miro Gallery and Tate Britain, London


Type: Soundtrack

Duration: 4:40 mins

‘Darkest Light’

Elektra House

Location: Stepney, London 

Type: Soundtrack 

Duration: 5:32 mins 


Asymmetric Chamber

Location: Manchester, UK; Mastrict, Holland; New York, USA


Type: Soundscape Installation

Duration: 3:00 mins 

‘Chromatic Fantasy’

Your Black Horizon Art Pavilion

Locations: Island of Lopud, Croatia

Type: Soundtrack

Duration: 3:53 mins 


IDEA Stores

Locations: Whitechapel and Chrisp Street, London


Type: Soundtrack

Duration: 4:32 mins

‘Three Views of Light’

Genesis Pavilion

Locations: Miami, Florida 

Type: Soundscape Installation

Duration: 3:15 mins

‘Dirty House Music’

Dirty House

Location: Shoreditch, London


Type: Soundtrack


Duration: 4:02 mins 

The limited edition Album 'Dialogues', was released in July 2016, on Peter's record label MusicforArchitecture records, in association with The Vinyl Factory, it is presented as a double 180gm vinyl in a bespoke gatefold sleeve featuring a hand drawn image of a sonic journey by David Adjaye. The release also contains a full colour 15 page booklet, written by Peter.

Dialogues - Peter Adjaye/Music for Architecture (Tracklist)
Dialogues - Peter Adjaye/Music for Architecture (Cover)
Dialogues - Peter Adjaye/Music for Architecture (Record)
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