Musarc is a research and event platform based at The Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University, exploring the relationship between architecture and sound. It provides an environment for architects to engage with sound not just as an acoustic phenomenon but as a tool for research and a means to engage with places.
For composers and artists, Musarc offers an opportunity to develop new work in this context and collaborate with architects and designers to realise their ideas.
The choir was founded in November 2008 and rehearses every week in the heart of the architecture school. It works on a broad repertoire including traditional choral works as well as contemporary music and challenging work exploring uncharted territory in music and performance. It collaborates with composers and artists who create new work for the ensemble and provides a forum for discussion where people can meet with new ideas. The question of how sound, music and space interact is central to the choir’s work.