A couple years back, Phil gave me several CDs with (mostly) drum-and-bass music — new to me, and his musical obsession at the time. All were very cool, but I had the devil of a time trying to figure out some of the artists/song titles from his cryptic Sharpie scrawls.
One particular disc was titled “Beautiful Modern.” I’ve been uploading our entire music collection into iTunes, and being unable to figure out who the artist might be, I had to come up with something to take the place of the missing album cover.
Photo of Singapore at night, from this urban-planning site’s musings:
Singapore hosts the most beautiful modern architecture I have ever come across. I have never been to Adu Dhabi or Dubai (beyond the airport at least), but the towers of New York, London’s City or Canary Wharf, Paris’ La Defense, or Honk Kong have nothing on this tiny city state. It’s not just the buildings, in fact it’s not really about the buildings. It’s about how they work together and with the space around them.
I’m reminded, once again, of the parallels between art, music and architecture. I really need to finish reading Godel, Escher, Bach. I started it more than twenty years ago and life intervened.