Some groups and organisations that have benefitted from these services:

  • Public Records Office Norwich
  • Norwich Castle Museum
  • Norwich Cathedral and Cathedral Library
  • The Albanian University, Tirana, Albania
  • Tishreen University Latakia, Syria
  • The University of East Anglia
  • Petrie Museum, London
  • City Library, Norwich
  • Sam Fogg Gallery, Mayfair
  • The Courtauld Institute, London
  • The Norfolk Club
  • The Museum in the Park, Stroud
  • Cheltenham Archaeology Association
  • Gloucestershire Cave Rescue
  • City University, London.
  • Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
  • Woodchester Mansion, Gloucestershire
  • Save The Children (at Painswick House)
  • Stroud College
  • Various architects’ practices
  • Birmingham University
  • Bath Abbey
  • Museum of Bath Architecture
  • The Open Palaces Programme
  • UNESCO Bath City of Culture event
  • Glastonbury Music Festival
  • The Queen’s House, Greenwich
  • Stoneleigh Abbey
  • Bridewell Museum, Norwich

Resonance of the Senses: Harmonic Proportion, Geometry, and Neurology in the Creation of Emotional Architecture and Sculpture.

Welcome to an introduction to the fascinating interplay of harmonic proportion, music theory, geometry, with our neurology in shaping the energy and emotions evoked by sculpture and architecture. All play a huge part in the energy and feeling that the final piece of work will emit.

At the heart of our exploration lies the concept of harmonic proportion, a fundamental principle that underpins the creation of much Islamic and classical sculpture and architecture, based on the fact our hearing and vision are dealt with in a similar way by our brains.

By using stone Carving techniques we will freeze a musical moment in time.

An instrument called a Tricord is used to teach the basics of harmonic proportion. A sound box with three strings the same tension and size is strummed, struck or bowed whilst the fretboard is fingered in the same way as a violin or guitar. The resulting triad cord is then judged for the right qualities. You may require a discordant cord for a lobby or anteroom where people are required to move through swiftly and not stop. A measurement is taken from the position of the fingers down to the base of the string and these three measurements may be multiplied to supply measurements for any size three-dimensional space. A person within that finished space will feel similar emotion as they did when they heard the chord be it discordant or harmonious.

The Tricord serves as a gateway to unlocking a universe of emotions encapsulated within triad chords. By using techniques such as phi, left-right cheek, and Gestalt's law, alongside this we can manipulate the emotions and moods of individuals within a room or building. 

Drawing inspiration from classical architecture and the human form, dimensions derived from the proportions of the male and female bodies are translated into tangible spaces that resonate with harmony and balance. The utilization of Catenary curves, such as the conchoid of Nicomedes, further enhances the fluidity and elegance of spatial arrangements, inviting occupants to journey through a three-dimensional realm of sensory experiences.

As we delve deeper into the intricate connections between music, geometry, and neurology, we begin to appreciate how each element contributes to the holistic experience of art and architecture. By understanding the mathematics of harmony, the principles of spatial design, and the nuances of human perception, we embark on a journey towards creating environments that not only engage our senses but also nourish our souls.

Join me as we unlock these secrets of harmonic proportion and unravel the mysteries of classical art and architecture and explore the profound impact of geometry and neurology on the art of creation. Discover the transformative power of harmonious design and the profound emotions it can evoke within us all.

Module 1: Introduction to Harmonic Proportion

- Understanding the significance of harmonic proportion in art and architecture

-Pythagorean and Palladian harmonic proportion 

- Exploring the relationship between music theory, geometry, and neurology in shaping emotions

- Introduction to the monocord and tricord instrument and their role in teaching harmonic proportion

Module 2: The Monocord and Tricord Instruments

- Learning how to create triad chords using the Tricord instrument

- Analyzing the qualities of harmonious and discordant chords

- Using measurements derived from the Tricord to design three-dimensional spaces

Module 3: Emotional Manipulation through Design

- Applying techniques such as phi, left-right cheek, and Gestalt's law to manipulate emotions and moods

- Translating proportions of the human body into architectural spaces

- Enhancing spatial arrangements using Catenary curves and the conchoid of Nicomedes

Module 4: Integrating Music, Geometry, and Neurology

- Exploring the profound impact of music, geometry, and neurology on art and architecture

- Understanding the mathematics of harmony and spatial design

- Appreciating the role of human perception in creating harmonious environments

Module 5: Transformative Power of Harmonious Design

- Unraveling the mysteries of classical art and architecture

- Experiencing the emotive impact of harmonic proportion

- Embracing the transformative power of harmonious design in art and architecture

This curriculum will guide students through a deep exploration of harmonic proportion, music theory, geometry, and neurology in the context of art and architecture. By delving into the interconnectedness of these elements, students will gain a profound understanding of how design influences emotions and experiences in physical spaces.

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