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Dallas Architecture Forum & Voices of Change will present modern music in this architecturally stunning modern home on May 6. Photo Courtesy of the Architect.

The Dallas Architecture Forum and

Voices of Change

365 Modern Music

Saturday, 6 May 2017

11:00 am to 1:30 pm

MOCKINGBIRD Residence, Designed by Russell Buchanan, FAIA, Buchanan Architecture

Event Sponsor -- Allied Stone

Start your weekend with music in the context of contemporary architecture! Voices of Change and The Dallas Architecture Forum present an outdoor garden concert featuring wind instruments in a stunning modern home. Includes a tour of this architecturally significant home designed by architect Russell Buchanan and refreshments. following the concert. Valet parking provided. Seating is limited. 

Tickets can be purchased online ($50 each) at:
Purchase confirmation with tickets and event address will be E-mailed by EventBrite

MOCKINGBIRD residence is one of the most experimental residences in Dallas. The building is clad in an ultra energy-efficient metal insulated panel system that combines maximum protection with minimum long-term maintenance. Designed for a young family in the stone import and fabrication business, the residence contains a main building in a simple rectilinear shape, designed in plan using five equal squares. Adjacent to the main building is an entry vestibule clad entirely in onyx slab. Completing the composition is a polished black stone wall for privacy. Join us for great modern music and architecture!


About Voices of Change

Voices of Change is the Southwest’s premiere professional chamber music ensemble dedicated to the performance of the music of our time. Now in its 41st year, Voices of Change fills a unique niche in the music world by performing small ensemble works by 20th and 21st century composers, encouraging and preserving the impulse of musical creativity and imagination.

Founded in 1974 by pianist Jo Boatright and clarinetist Ross Powell, Voices of Change is one of the longest-lived and most distinguished new music ensembles in the United States. In 1999, Voices of Change was a finalist for the prestigious Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Small Classical Ensemble. The CD, Voces Americanas, features works of five living composers of Hispanic descent. The Grammy nomination is a first for any Dallas/Fort Worth area chamber music ensemble. Voices of Change has been awarded the annual ASCAP Award for Adventuresome Programming an unprecedented five times and has recorded LPs and CDs on the CRI, Crystal, Innova, Albany, Centaur, and Redwood labels. The artists are first-tier professional musicians playing music written by well-known and up-and-coming professional composers. The music of living composers is challenging and requires the skill and dedication of accomplished classical musicians to be played.

The ensemble has been privileged to host more than one hundred composers who have come to hear, discuss, and often participate in the performance of their pieces. Voices of Change has presented over 75 world premieres (more than 25 of which were commissioned by the ensemble), performed music by over 300 composers, and made numerous recordings, including five CDs. Voices of Change is also dedicated to commissioning new works and recording them. The ensemble co-produces an annual young composers competition to introduce and support the music of promising college and high-school composers.  Voices of Change is supported by: The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Aaron Copland Fund for New Music, Target Corporation, the EPIK Foundation, TACA, The Dallas Foundation, the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts), Times Ten Cellars and WRR-101.1 FM.

About Buchanan Architecture

Founded in 1992, Buchanan Architecture is a full-service, multi-disciplinary architectural design firm with consistent local, regional and national recognition for design and restoration excellence. At Buchanan Architecture, we view the practice of architecture as a service profession.  We listen closely to our clients, and deliver design solutions specific to each client’s unique needs and goals. We approach each project, large or small, as a distinct design challenge. With every new challenge is an opportunity for us to apply our planning and design expertise.  Buchanan Architecture provides a comprehensive analysis of each project to produce a high quality, cost-effective design solution.

Design Philosophy

Our philosophy centers on the importance of structure as a catalyst from which sculptural forms emerge and combine to create dynamic, ordered spaces.  The foundation of our design approach is geometry, although there is not an insistence upon geometric purity in the work.  Instead, geometry forms a framework in which more poetic ideas and elements can be explored.  The source for geometric discipline may change with each project, but geometry remains the genesis of the compositional and organizational thinking.  Conceptual, sculptural, or gestured responses to the geometric framework are very subtle and nuanced.  We embrace simple solutions to complex problems.  We see beauty in the subtle gestures of light and form.  We emphasize meticulous detailing and thoughtful assemblage in order to merge structural and geometric elements into integrated compositions.  Refining a design is as important as conceiving one.  As a result, we find strength from simplicity and restraint.  Our work exhibits a continuous understanding of and an appreciation for the art of design and the craft of construction, from initial conceptual diagrams to final built forms.

About The Dallas Architecture Forum

The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit civic organization that brings leading architectural thought leaders from around the world to speak in Dallas and also fosters important local dialogue about the major issues impacting our urban environment.  The Forum was founded in 1996 by some of Dallas’ leading architects, business, cultural and civic leaders, and it continues to benefit from active support and guidance from these citizens. The Forum fulfills its mission of providing a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in - and for - the Dallas area. The Dallas Architecture Forum's members include architects, design professionals, students and educators, and a broad range of civic-minded individuals and companies intent to improve the urban environment in North Texas.  The Forum has been recognized nationally with an AIA Collaboration Achievement Award for its strategic partnerships with other organizations focused on architecture, urban planning and the arts.  For more information on the Forum, visit

Among the over 130 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series  are Shigeru Ban,  Brad Cloepfil,  Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves,  Daniel Libeskind,  Thomas Phifer,  Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and  regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato.  Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center).   Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe.  Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.

The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists.  Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects.  Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse.  Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”. 

For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.

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