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Unfrozen Music, Architects in Concert

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed the fourth annual Unfrozen Music, Architects in Concert event this week. They were an impressive group of talented and creative people playing everything from Mozart to Radiohead. I marvel at how they find the time to work in architecture and still keep their instrument up to that level of practice. The MC did a Q&A after each performance – he asked everyone about how architecture influenced their music, and about their work.

There was only one female musician/architect, a vocalist who sang great rock and blues, but he only asked her about her exotic, unusual name and not about her work, which bothered me. The last act was an architect who played the harmonica, and who was also the project Architect for the new renovation of Pauley Pavilion at UCLA, opening in November.

The concert took place in the auditorium at the Santa Monica Library, which is a wonderful space – relaxed and intimate, and part of a beautifully detailed public library building.