Graphic Designer Salutes the Starman in his ARCHIMUSIC Series

Has a song ever struck you as brutalist? Have you ever listened to a tune and thought: “this is the kind of track that has a chimney”? Federico Babina, who we’ve had the pleasure of featuring before on The Plus (quite a few times before, in fact), sure has. Here we have a selection of his illustrated exploration of the tight-knit relationship between architecture and music, including a piece inspired by the late and great David Bowie.

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David Bowie – Space Oddity

“Music and architecture are intimately joined by a cosmic connection”, says Federico of this simple and innovative series. “They both are generated by an underlying code, an order revealed by mathematics and geometry.”

It’s got us wondering – what building would some of our favourite songs take the shape of? And what music would some of our most familiar buildings be transformed into?

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Chet Baker – My Funny Valentine

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Amy Winehouse – Rehab

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The Beatles – Let it be

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Radiohead – No Surprises

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Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

Mozart
Mozart – Requiem

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Michael Jackson – Billie jean

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John Coltrane – Naima

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Freddie Mercury – Bohemian rhapsody

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Blur – Song2

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Bjork – Joga

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ARCHIMUSIC full series by Federico Babina