Description of music is a multilayered concept that is created in the synthesis of multiple factors. Considered as an art form, music for the majority of people is magic. The ability of lyrics and notes to transcend the listener into a different parallel has always been a thing that awed people.
Today, we are spread across different countries, ethnicities and languages, there are more factors that are different than those that are similar. Yet, music is one of the factors that transcend across continents and languages, making it an inherent part of every country, every community, and a fundamental part of a city's culture and tradition.
Throughout history, we can observe how alongside religious and public buildings, they represent spaces of expression. In today's context, globalisation has increased exposure as a result amazing artists are being raised from every nook and corner worldwide.
While digital platforms have helped such artists to display pure talent, how can the same musicians shine in their own neighbourhood? Can we provide them with a space to not only display their talent but also liven the audience and the community?
BRIEF OF THE COMPETITION
There are various different singers, and musicians around the world who perform on the streets, in open public spaces and at gatherings, many times the space and amenities available at their disposal are far less. Making it harder for them to unleash their potential and make an impact on the audience.
How can we as designers help these musicians find a place for expression, a space which not only acts as an area to perform but also as a platform which will help them carry their instruments and another musical setup?
Can our design strategies help in enriching the experience of street music by aiding these musicians with a functional, adaptable and portable unit; which in turn acts as a platform for them?
How can we provide these street musicians with a mini theatre of their own?
Brief: The architecture competition brief calls for a design of a portable, compact unit that will function as a platform and will act as a carrier for the musical setup of the musicians.
Runner - Up - 1400$ x 6
People's Choice - 600$ x 4
Honorable Mention - 600$ x 1
Know More - https://bit.ly/shifting-music-challenge
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