Architecture is Music

Image of appartement building with all interiors visible.
“Architecture is Music”. Eelco Bruinsma 2018.

Often when I look at architecture and architectural drawings, I have an almost synesthetic perception of music. Not a real melody, but a sense of musical rhythm, somewhere deep inside me. Of course the structure of a piece of music is often referred to as its ‘architecture’, so the association between these two arts is not really uncommon. This inspired me to create this image of an apartment building with the facade removed. The visual elements in the interior, and the structural elements of the building are like a colourful musical notation with nested patterns, repetition, and silence.

The image is available as an art print in our Etsy shop.

It comes signed and numbered in a limited edition of 50, in sizes A3 (297 x 420 mm / 11,7 x 16,5 inch) and A2 (420 x 594 mm / 16,5 x 23,4 inch).


Arthur’s koude / Arthur’s coldness

Much of Arthur Schopenhauer's writing is focus...
Much of Arthur Schopenhauer’s writing is focused on the notion of will and its relation to freedom. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Arthur had beslist gelijk.
Teveel denken is niet goed.
Integendeel. Het barse ritme
Van de invallende gedachten
Snijdt als een reeks onbreekbare ijspegels
Door mijn broze ziel.

Een teergevoelig mens,
zoals ik dat ben,
Arme ik.

Met Arthur’s boek op zak klim ik,
Zoals de leeuwerik,
Hoger en hoger.

Totdat ik bijna bevries
En er zowat dood bij neerval.

Nee … dat wordt niks.


Arthur was right.
Too much thinking isn’t good.
On the contrary. The harsh rhythm
Of incoming thoughts
Cuts through my fragile soul
Like a sequence of unbreakable icicles.

A delicate person,
Like myself,
Poor me.

With Arthur’s book in my back-pocket I ascend,
Like the lark,
higher and higher.

Until I nearly freeze,
And almost drop dead.

No … that’s not gonna work.

Sögel, a bronze statue in Schloss Clemenswerth

Photo of a bronze statue in the garden of Schloss Clemenswerth, Sögel, Germany
Bronze statue in the garden of Schloss Clemenswerth, Sögel, Germany

Pledges on Kate Havnevik’s new album release keep coming


Pledges have passed the 200% mark. Good news for the charities that Kate Havnevik has chosen. Getting really curious about the new album.