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Proportion in Music & Architecture with Taimoor Khan Mumtaz

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19:00- 20:30


Hassan Taimoor Khan Mumtaz

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The lecture will show how the mathematical structures that make up harmony through the intervals between pitches in music, and indeed the very physics of sound waves, are closely akin to the geometric and arithmetic principles that the classical Muslim architects used to make their buildings harmonious and beautiful. Moreover, it will show how these proportions and relationships have come to embody an ideal, universal harmony in the created world that reflects a heavenly order of perfection.

While this illustrated lecture will focus on how the harmonies of music & architecture reflect transcendent, heavenly beauty, it will also show how these external, worldly harmonies can remind human beings of their potential for inner harmony – humans being microcosmic mirrors of the Divine.

This lecture is part of the Bagri Foundation Open Programme at The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts which aims to develop Asian arts courses at The School.

Hassan Taimoor Khan Mumtaz

Hassan Taimoor Khan Mumtaz is a senior architect at Kamil Khan Mumtaz Architects. He graduated in architecture from the National College of Arts, Lahore in 1994 and holds an MA in South Asian Design & Architecture from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK (1999). He is the founding director of Hast-o-Neest – Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts - in Lahore, which promotes the research and study of traditional art and culture

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