Root Notes come home to roost
Collage Architecture Studio
Soundtrack for an architectural short film
If you haven’t yet heard the works of Ludovico Einaudi… wait, let me rephrase.
If you’ve ever needed to power through a particularly high intensity work day, one where you needed to churn out a presentation, a document or an audit and all you had was a pair of headphones and all the music in the world to help you through it – pick Ludovico Einaudi.
Born in 1955, Einaudi is a modern master of classical composition, narrating stories through a minimalism inspired piano composition style. There’s never too much happening in an Einaudi piece, but every bit of it seems poignant. His notes have meaning and a certain weight, his tunes have personality and gravitas enough for the listener to imagine an entire soap opera or war time drama with their eyes closed. It is no wonder that so many architectural firms use the work of Einaudi (if they can afford it) or pieces inspired by the Italian master as the background score for films that showcase the brilliance in design and execution of their own work.
Here’s the obvious: good architecture comes at a premium. The best advert for an architecture firm (or any design company) is their previous work. A showcase of such work must both look and sound classy, thought through, deliberate and artistic, and yet somehow must sound good – precisely the brief that Collage Architecture Studio presented us with for a video of their latest project – a pristine residential condo in the outskirts of Bengaluru.