[Image: Score for a “soundtrack to a Catalan prison” by Gruff Rhys and Roger Paez i Blanch].
For those of you in Wales next month, there will be an interesting collaboration between musician Gruff Rhys and architect Roger Paez i Blanch, called “Breaking and Entry.”
It is described as the “soundtrack to a Catalan prison,” one designed by Paez i Blanch’s firm, and it relies on an unusual graphic score “based on a map of the prison that registers the emergent life that also occupies the building.”
[Image: Mas d’Enric Penitentiary].
The design of the penitentiary itself was also documented in a book recently published by Actar.
I’ve included some photos of the facilities here, but you can see many more over at Dezeen.
[Images: Mas d’Enric Penitentiary].
Finally, for more details about the composition’s debut in Wales next month, see here.
(Thanks to Ed Keller for the tip!)