Brad Nath is developing techniques of space-making that imbue the built environment with the capacity to express itself as a sonic experience. His research centers on recomposing fundamental architectural elements—the brick, the beam, the column, the floor—in the development of expressive sound structures. Through listening to and building with these sonically-expressive architectural elements, Brad aims to investigate unheard forms of empathy between humans and their environments. His work takes the form of material research, live performance, music composition, and sonically-sensitive built environments.
His interdisciplinary research emerged from the belief that the architect is not only an organizer of space, but also of time, and that likewise, the composer is not only an organizer of time, but also of space. He refers to his area of study as Acoustectonics, which he considers to be a sub-branch of Architectural Acoustics. Acoustectonics works to expand upon the built environment's temporal vocabulary and embed its audible expressions actively within daily life.
Brad Nath holds an Architecture degree from Cornell University in New York, where he also studied Sound Art with Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri in the Department of Music. His thesis, titled “Acoustectonics”, was advised by professors in both the Architecture and Music departments and was awarded a medal by the faculty for its outstanding merit. He has performed and exhibited his work at the ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art, the Berlin Performing Arts Festival, Potsdamer Tanztage, the Field Kitchen Academy, the In Parallel Spaces Festival in Leipzig, the Cesis Art Festival in Latvia, the Faculty of Music in the University of Toronto, the AIAS event Crit X Live in New York, and venues throughout Berlin where he has been living since the summer of 2018.