live space/dead space: the lifespan of a note.

these images represent the lifespan spectrum of a music note.

a note played in an individual practice space will have a short life, making this room a dead space. a note played in a cathedral will reverberate. polyphonic music is meant to be played in cathedrals, so that there are multiple different notes at different pitches being produced. their overlapping and long reverberation period make this space a live space.

its interesting that the top is considered live while the bottom dead. aurally it makes sense, but visually, the top seems much more alive. it is probably a warm space (more acoustical absorption = more insulation) and it is about the individual. the top reads as a cold space where the individual gets lost. warm and cold is another dialectic.