How Architecture Helped Music Evolve

January 4, 2023

Music and architecture have been closely intertwined throughout the centuries. In fact, many believe that strict structural rules within music developed due to early forms of architecture. The Greek philosopher Pythagoras is credited with studying the relationships between acoustic sounds and mathematical proportions derived from ratios within a building's structure. His findings would eventually lead to further exploration into musical theory, rhythm, harmony and melody - all of which revolutionized modern music across every genre imaginable. Even today, architects regularly use music when designing museums, churches and houses in order to create spaces where emotions play an important role in the user's experience. All in all it can be seen that architectural influences had a key role in the evolution of music over time.


Justin Ankus

I'm Justin Ankus. I enjoy designing and curating experiences both virtually and in 3-dimensional reality. I have a Bachelor of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology and currently practice professionally, but I also manage a few other ventures.
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