Architecture meets music with the Adjaye brothers

Architecture meets music with the Adjaye brothers

Star architect David Adjaye (pictured) can now add record producer to his list of accomplishments. The Tanzanian-born British architect has teamed up with his musician brother Peter, also known as AJ Kwame, to release a vinyl record that brings together architecture and music.

Dialogues, which will be released on July 8 is a double vinyl album with a 16-page booklet is a 10-track compilation of pieces that Peter created for his brother’s architectural projects.

The collaboration began in 2003 when David designed the Asymmetric Chamber for Manchester’s CUBE gallery and Peter wrote a piece called “Echoes” to play in the space.

Peter also wrote compositions responding to David’s Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, the Dirty House in London and the Stephen Lawrence Centre.

Peter Adjaye said: “David says I’m the ears and he’s the eyes. When I see architecture I hear sounds—I respond to the visual. David responds to sound—he creates with a soundtrack in his mind. He’s a very artistic architect.”

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