By Raffaele Pe
This e-book explores the price of the musical thought of “agogics” – the amendment of normal rhythm to augment expressive strength – in figuring out city spatial configurations in the present technological context and in constructing city maps that take advantage of sonic signs to create an open studying framework. The ebook begins via discussing the which means and importance of agogics within the musical and creative realm, just about the paintings of Adolphe Appia, Emile-Jaques Dalcroze, and Iannis Xenakis, between others. Its relevance to cartography and mapping is then tested, considering the contributions of Ian McHarg, invoice Hillier, Mark Shepard, and Robin Minard. the character and cost of agogic maps, for instance in fostering understanding of position and potent association of spatial improvement, are defined intimately, as regards to case reviews in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Segrate, Italy. it's defined how agogic maps make the most of leading edge different types and scripting apparatus to supply a brand new mapping tool for spatial and concrete configurations, highlighting the interdependence among aural indications and spatial variables. This publication can be of curiosity to architects, urbanists, and musicians with a particular curiosity in area and sound layout.
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We could say that the ﬁve levels represent ﬁve different conditions of lushness of the vegetation in relation to the presence of built objects. Also, the series establishes a range of possible landscape tones concerning the presence of underground water. The green-grey series is here introduced as a normalization of an environmental gradient that interpolates a natural condition, such as the water level of the soil, with an anthropic settling condition for the exploitation of the same water. We name this series “green-grey”, as it clariﬁes the topographic relationships between humid ground and the space occupied by buildings or infrastructures.
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From a territorial view, the Motse is organized along major routes where all the accesses to the houses are located. At the scale of the Kgoro, this community seems to accept a circular enclosed conformation, while the Motse is effected by the vectorial force of the linear route (Fig. 5). 2 Prehistorical Settlements 23 Fig. 4 The village of Molokwane, South Africa: multiple Kgoros aggregate in a linear ﬁgure Fig. 5 The Swahili village of Shanga (left) and Songo Mnara (right) although, potentially, the presence of other Kgoros and Kraals not directly connected to the main routes could generate more congested settling forms during the most advanced phases of their development.
Agogic Maps. From Musical Phrasing to Enhancement of Urban Spaces by Raffaele Pe