Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A very fine name for a music room

In Ancient Greece and Rome there was a specific term for a building where musical competitions took place: ᾨδεῖον. It is important, of course, to keep in mind that musical contests were a very important part of their musical culture, as evidenced, for instance, in Virgil's Eclogues. The word Odeon has since been used in the names of some prominent musical buildings: Hammersmith Odeon, Odeon theater (several places in different countries use this name), Odeon Marble Arch etc. If you happen to have a magnificent room or structure dedicated to music, Odeon or Odeum (the Latin form of the same word) can be a very classy name to refer to it.

See also:
Latin quotes & phrases at InRebus.com

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Music room picture

Classical music requires classical architectural design. Nothing speaks classical style better than columns. My only concerns here are about the sound quality (unrelated to columns). Too many windows and hardwood floors will make the sound resonate. And you better hope none of those window panes are loose.

See also:
Architectural columns: ideas and information