Below are excerpts from press coverage of the ARCHITETTURA film and CD series.
“Editor Andreas Troeger and Lee together create a rhythm of space and structure, surface and reflection, horizontal and vertical edges, extracting rhythms from tectonics, making new patterns from the urban fabric.”
– kodwo eshun, groove magazine
“caipirinha’s most ambitious project to date.”
– philip sherburne, surface magazine
“when brian eno recorded his pivotal album ‘music for airports’ in 1978, he redefined ambient music by elevating it from the realm of doctors’ offices and, well, elevators. twenty years later, iara lee, founder and director of new york-based caipirinha productions, continues the exploration into the world where electronic music, architecture and technology meet through her expanding archietttura series of cds.”
– nancy herrmann, i.d.
“if, as frank zappa said, ‘writing about music is like dancing about architecture,’ then consider architettura the invitation to the dance.”
– rosa venus, flaunt
“. . . what you’re listening to is the plucking, scraping, bowing and breathing of the the notes rather than the notes themselves. at any volume fascinating.”
– mark edwards, the sunday london times
“. . . a modernist intersection of skyscrapers and soundscrapers.”
– eric weisbard, village voice
“…this ode to architecture is spot-on for the fan of experimental electronic music…while the idea of architecture and sound complementing each other is a hot topic lately, the architettura series has been covering this ground steadily and impressively.”
– rick salzer, thousand words 5/99
“goethe said that ‘architecture is frozen music’. but there was a thawing tonight…it’s not simply a commingling, but a mutual transformation”
– kok kian goh, village voice on the “architettura” event.
“[toop] fabricates a parallel sonic environment, disclosing an extraordinarily strange and beautiful garden of cyborgflora and fauna. each sound is revealed as a unique form of life, and the entire record unfolds like a microscopic documentation of hypernatural events.”
– christoph cox, artforum
“there is a theory that art can actually transcend its form and that some things are so close to the ideal that they can take any shape or substance and still retain an expression of perfection.”
– raygun 1/99
” . . . definitely worth checking out for those looking for something just a bit different”
– kurt moskowitz, shovel magazine