Sunday, October 10, 2010

Romance of Flying in Norman Foster's Architecture

Charlie Rose's interview with the eminent British architect, Norman Foster (October 1st, 2010, 30 minutes) is one of the most intelligent, informed and inspiring conversations in my recent memory. Foster is as eloquent a speaker as he's been a boldly imaginative architect. He's a poet of spaces, a composer of buildings, one who plays with bricks and mortar to let a solid edifice flow in the air, like a melody.

Incidnetally, his indelible design for an office building in London, widely known as the "Erotic Gherkin" (on the left), was aptly used as a backdrop in the movie sequel, "Basic Instinct 2".

His 75th birthday is being celebrated by a biography, and a documentary cleverly titled, "How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?", which I hope to catch on a DVD, if not on the large screen.

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(*) Payman Akhlaghi is a composer, pianist, and piano teacher, who offers lessons in Western Classical and Pop, as well as Persian music, covering the Greater Los Angeles area, including Beverly Hills, West LA, Santa Monica, Brentwood Culver City, Encino, and their surrounding neighborhoods. Payman holds a BA and an MA both in Music (Composition) from UCLA, and he's currently working on his dissertation toward the degree of PhD, also in Composition. For information on lessons at your home, or performance engagements, please call (310) 208-2927, or send an email to

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