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Music for conservatories

Goethe called architecture ‘frozen music’.  Okay, he was likely discussing the grand Baroque architecture of his period – and the quote has since become something of a cliché – but how might this be applied to modern construction? If your house could sing, what would be its song?

A conservatory is the elegant bridge between house and garden – perhaps you enjoy yours as a meditative space – somewhere to unwind at the end of the day; a quiet retreat where you can enjoy the garden’s evening ambience? What then might be the sound of this place?

My answer is this: ‘Air in Resort’ by Hiroshi Yoshimura (1940 – 2003). Try it for yourself here. Apparently, Yoshimura’s ambient soundscapes are also liked by cats …


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