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project title. DNA of a Home

date. 2017-2019

description.Living Architecture Installation- Moving space in reaction to live music

DAVID BROZA- BEDOUIN LOVE SONG

date. 1993

Lyrics/Music. Itzik Weingerten/ Itzhak Klepter/ 1993 Version- Musician & Performer -David Broza

PREMISS

This Project is based on an inspiration. A 15 year old dream longing to get out into the world, until finding the right moment in time, allowing it to be real. 1993, David Broza in his memorable performance at the Massada sunrise concert, played the " Bedouin love song". 9 minutes long. 4 of them were a burst of genius, wandering in the unknown space of music, searching to get back home- to the melody of the song.

His musical journey, became my life long track of inspiration for artistic and creative freedom. At one day, On the haifa bay, this music asked me to become a space. It wanted to be Architecture in motion. And so the research started....

Moshe Katz 

RESEARCH 01

date. 2/11/2017

BEDUIN LOVE SONG- FROM AN INTERVIEW WITH DAVID BROZA- The Meaning of Home and the Music

The meeting with David was a magical crossing between two nomads, in front of the Tel Aviv beach marina. A 15 year old journey, brought me finally to the source.

David on Home, music and motion:"...(listening to his own genius performance of 1993), i remember, having a general frame. In that frame i allowed myself to be free, loose myself into the sound, searching my way out, through chaos, back into harmony....I was constantly in motion. Thats what led me back home, back to the song...

What is a home to you?... Home is love. The woman i share my life with, my children, the house of my grandfather, who build it with his own hands- thats my anchour point, from which i am free to travel all over but always come back....

A Home is a stable point that allows motion to happen.

Life in Motion- David, since childhood, spent his life between Israel, Usa, Spain, and since a world known artist, he spends his life untill today, in constant motion all over the world, spreading his heart, art and music.

Two "Nomads" meet for a talk.  The  Artist & Musician  David Broza and Moshe Katz Architect

RESEARCH 02

date. 23/03/2018

TWO INTERVIEWS :1. ITZIK WEINGERTEN ( Lyrics and meaning of the Beduoin love song) and PROF. MOSHE HALBERTAL (on the dna of a Home)

ITZIK WEINGERTEN:

Itzik wrote the text on 1978, describing an amazing story of the forces of the desert calling for the Bedouin Nomad to wander and expand in space as his nature and tradition expects him to, while his woman, staying in the tent, begging him to stay stable, without motion, with her. The Noman cant resist the calling of the desert, leaves, moves, explores the world, comes back, finding his woman a bit different. Se also, moved into different distant worlds(in herself, away from him).

Itzik:"...Itzhak Klepter asked me to come over and listen to a music he wrote, which had only the verse- ohh ohh ohh a voice is calling to wander!..

At that time i came back from the north, working as a writer of a play- " a nights Tale", of  a king asking to hear only fairytales. giving his daughter away to marry, he askes 3 nomads, to travel, and wander the desert...so i got home, listened to Klepters music recording with the OHH OHH, and i wrote the text immediately. As i came to him with the lyrics, they were written in first person, we changed it to third person, he was sure no one would be able to sing it along. Since then it became one of israels greatest hits...

What is a Home to you?.." a Home is where my children are, i sometimes have the feeling of not having a home, the is some Iasai Nomad in me, i feel home in nature, today i wander mostly inside myself...Home is where you can feel, that you can change the world!"

PROF. MOSHE HALBERTAL:

on the origin of a home:".... I have some directions of thought in regards to the DNA of a home. First, i believe it start with the moral conscious thought. Once, the man was an integral part of nature. nature has no morality, everything is based on its natural laws. once the man becomes moral, understands right from wrong, he also understands, he is different then his surroundings(which is indifferent to his existence). At that exact moment, as the man becomes moral, he looks for a Home. A place that is his, infront of that not belonging feeling that arises.

Second, The man as a banned creature, (banned from the garden eden), is forced to find his own home, own place in the world). 

Third, the man as the "Clothed creature", by creating his own cloths covering himself, lies already the basis of Home creation.

Fourth, The Hoe of god- as the temple, Is considered holy, thus infinite rules of behavior, rules of motion in space, action etc.. So in contrast to sanctity, a home of a man, is a place where no rules are applied, where you are free to be as you wish. a place where you are not in tension for being as you are.

Fifth, The man as a creature of language, by applying it, in that need of creating your own expression of thought, lies the creation of home, of your understood environment...."

RESEARCH 03

date. 2017-2019

descriptionDNA OF A HOME- EXPERIMENT WITH DANCERS

In this research, the aim was to understand the physical, geometrical expression of the music, through improvisational motion by the talented, professional  dancers- Micha and Raz. They were asked to listen to the music(beduoin love song) of David Broza for the first time in their lives, without preparations, and show through their body, what the music seeks to express. With the same principle of getting "lost" in the music, finding our way back to harmony, back home.

As The Video was ready, we analyzed through a program, giving strategic points in their bodies, connected with lines, in order to find out the geometry of the musical-dance expression. Those geometries were taken apart, reverted into a structure of flexible fabric, able to expand and change geometry easily, through the connection to strings and motors.

RESEARCH 04

date. 2017-2019

descriptionMUSICAL ANALYSIS/ SCIENTIST- ANNIKA SCHULTE

The Bedouin love song by David Broza was analyzed in different sound programs, understanding the vibrational motion and all internal parameters, so that its inherit components, become visible, possible to translate into spatial expression. The Unique genius playing of David Broza and its guitar,  emphasize as well the  the physical/vertical  string vibration and motion, in relation to a musical void, echoing the sound. Void as a space+ String motion= the physical rule to be translated into the architectural space.

A. Schulte- Scientific Analysis of the Beduoin love song playing by David Broza:"...I hear restlessness, a passion of motion evolving from an inner Impulse filled with longing and missing someone- Dissonance- he moves but he doesnt know where to go...Then.. it becomes slower and calm- Oriental harmonies in motion. Broken harmonies in some places, but most of all the technique of his fingers playing is unusual, unconventional, impressive. 

The first minute goes higher then the rest 3 minutes. The first- Unrest, impulsive. the it goes down to an oriental desert calmness, then through the caos, and a peak moment, constant motion, he reaches the harmony.

In the beginning i hear only dissonances. what an amazing combination of many dissonances creating a continues music. then it gets broken, cut, interior fractions, strong emotions come out, he doesnt know where to go, he is lost. Then he gets calmer, brings himself together again, slowly tries to find his way back, until he reaches the harmony-these are not happy harmonies, its filled with longing... As i listened to it i felt stairs that lead no where, into the void.

STRING MOTION

THE VOID

RESEARCH 05

date. 2017-2019

descriptionSYMBOLIC ANALYSIS- BY MOSHE KATZ

At This research, same as the Intuitive/ Instinctive Rule of David Broza's playing, i tried to "go lost" in the drawing, while listening to the Bedouin love song, trying to understand the signs of the playing- The Realization symbols of the music through me. In 3 different sessions, 3 different crossings of symbols where found, and then to be used for the design of the space. Simultaneouse drawing to music, without thinking, just instinct, was a key to understanding the language of the space, eventually to be designed.  

The Dynamics of the space, A space in motion was already seen and understood at this point. As the design began, the search for the right materials were essential for the visual and practical effect. Hanging threads connected to motors, hanging flexible curtains made of fabric, able to transform their morphology as the motion become complex. The design sees a Void + Strings(as fabrics) in motion, same as the guitar, only in spatial form.

 At this stage, The technologiacal challenge was to be met, creating the complex algorithm, able to translate all characters of the live music playing, into pulses of motors, creating a spatial motion of the different elements.

RESEARCH 06

date. 2017-2019

description. 3D ANIMATION - Moshe Katz Architct+ LINE CREATIVE LTD

Realization

date. 2018-2019

Dna of a Home- The development of the project with Line Creative LTd,  Virtual reality meets art, meets architecture and music.

The intention is to do something completely new and innovative – using technology (UE) to create a link between the real and the virtual worlds, and make this architecture installation a predominantly VR experience responsive to events in the physical (gallery/museum/public arena) space.

Imagine a well curated minimal gallery space with only VR headsets + a musical instrument (guitar/piano). The visitors experience the installation concept (relationship between music/sound, structure and movement) in real time, in VR, while the performing artist plays the instrument in the physical (real) space, effecting the movement of the sails in the virtual scene, all in real time using the engine and specially developed plugs. 

Visitors can also play and effect the scene in real time themselves. And the complete experience event is broadcasted on the screens.

We title it : “DNA of A Home 

– innovative architecture installation challenging the statuesque on how space, structure sound and movement interact in the real and virtual worlds”

CREDITS

performer/artist/musician. DAVID BROZA

dancersMICHA AMOS / RAZ LIZ DIGMI

Video & PhotosEFRAT MAZOR

editorMASHA SAMSONOV

3D animationLINE CREATIVE LTD LONDON

thanks toDNA OF A HOME- EXPERIMENT WITH DANCERS

This Project is  a part of a Creative/ Architectural research, seeking to discover the DNA of a “Home”- the primary components which stand in the core of our life’s question- what is a home? I chose to do it based on a unique musical masterpiece, that contains all those aspects. A Music which craves to find a physical, architectural space in the world- a place of its own as a result of its motion. This music wants to build a home for itself! I only want to help her fulfill that dream…

 

Moshe Katz Architect