Architecture meets music with the Adjaye brothers

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Star architect David Adjaye (pictured) can now add record producer to his list of accomplishments. The Tanzanian-born British architect has teamed up with his musician brother Peter, also known as AJ Kwame, to release a vinyl record that brings together architecture and music.

Dialogues, which will be released on July 8 is a double vinyl album with a 16-page booklet is a 10-track compilation of pieces that Peter created for his brother’s architectural projects.

The collaboration began in 2003 when David designed the Asymmetric Chamber for Manchester’s CUBE gallery and Peter wrote a piece called “Echoes” to play in the space.

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Peter also wrote compositions responding to David’s Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, the Dirty House in London and the Stephen Lawrence Centre.

Peter Adjaye said: “David says I’m the ears and he’s the eyes. When I see architecture I hear sounds—I respond to the visual. David responds to sound—he creates with a soundtrack in his mind. He’s a very artistic architect.”

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