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Art Alert: Music and Architecture talk with Hany Shenouda

Music in Architecture and Architecture in Music talk will be conducted by Egyptian composer Hany Shenouda

Ahram Online., Sunday 11 Jun 2017
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Musician Hany Shenouda (Photo: Part of promotional material for the event)
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Egyptian composer Hany Shenouda will give a talk about the relationship between music and architecture at the House of Egyptian Architecture on 13 June.

The talk titled ‘Music in Architecture and Architecture in Music’ probes the connection that many philosophers, musicians and architects have long been interested in exploring, including Christian theologian and philosopher St. Augustine, and the 18th century German writer Johann Wolfgang Goethe.

Goethe is famously quoted “Music is liquid architecture, Architecture is frozen music.”

Shenouda finds this subject to be timelessly intriguing, and will lead the discussion at the House of Egyptian Architecture.

The event will also feature a performance of musical selections picked by Shenouda.

The composer is known for leading the 1970s ensemble El-Massreieen (The Egyptians). He composed the soundtracks for over 80 Egyptian films. At one point he was a keyboardist of the hit 1960s band Les Petits Chats.


Tuesday 13 June, at 9pm
House of Egyptian Architecture, 4 Darb El-Labana, Midan El-Qalaa, Old Cairo

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