By Raffaele Pe
This ebook explores the worth of the musical inspiration of “agogics” – the amendment of standard rhythm to reinforce expressive power – in figuring out city spatial configurations in the present technological context and in constructing city maps that make the most sonic indications to create an open studying framework. The e-book begins via discussing the which means and importance of agogics within the musical and inventive realm, as regards to 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 knowledge of position and powerful association of spatial improvement, are defined intimately, near to case stories in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Segrate, Italy. it truly is defined how agogic maps benefit from leading edge different types and scripting apparatus to supply a brand new mapping device for spatial and concrete configurations, highlighting the interdependence among aural indications and spatial variables. This ebook might be of curiosity to architects, urbanists, and musicians with a particular curiosity in house and sound design.
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Finally, in order to avoid flooding or landslides during the rainy seasons, a consistent distance can be detected between dwellings, grounds, and rivers. The phase of the consolidation of the settlement refers to the possibility of selling the crops to customers that are not part of the clan that owns the land. When the ﬁelds become very productive, the surplus of goods coming from agricultural activities can be sold. This case happens informally along the main routes and near the borders dividing each parcel of land or along streams and rivers where the soil is dry and resilient.
However, as proved by the research on Yombo Vituka proposed in this book, this development follows in most cases the rural division of the “ﬁelds”. This means that most of the routes that were used to indicate a separation between rural properties are now transformed into pedestrian, suburban paths. The routes dividing farms and ﬁelds were also the most appropriate location to sell rural products directly to travelers or people passing by. In this location, products could be collected and then carried away to local markets or other villages.
In the Tanzanian tradition, trees represent the main place of aggregation for the community. Around them the rural village is often built. The typical village is an irregular aggregation of dwellings and animal shelters surrounding an inner courtyard (a communal space for the use of all the families who live in the dwellings). In the middle of the courtyard, there are spontaneous or cultivated trees. Finally, in order to avoid flooding or landslides during the rainy seasons, a consistent distance can be detected between dwellings, grounds, and rivers.
Agogic Maps: From Musical Phrasing to Enhancement of Urban Spaces by Raffaele Pe