Thursday, April 1, 2010

Nice Building, but How Does it Sound?

Browsing the treasures offered in the silent auction at the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy conference last fall, I was drawn to a set of metal file cabinets from Frank Lloyd Wright's Larkin Administration building, and it hit me:  a little insight into how the building sounded.  Hundreds of these built-in metal file drawers opening and closing every few minutes... hundreds of manual typewriters click-clacking away... an industrial chorus or cacaphony, depending on your point of view.

The donor of those Larkin cabinets, Jack Quinan, will speak on the topic of The Soundscape of Frank Lloyd Wright's Larkin Building tonight, April 1 (no foolin') at 7 PM in the Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion.  Quinan will draw on his recent research into the phenomenological aspects of this early modern icon.  Don't miss this opportunity to gain new, unique insights into the character of one of Buffalo's lost architectural masterworks.  Sound good? 

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