World's oldest architect, Oscar Niemeyer, composes samba
The world’s oldest living Pritzker Prize-winner, Oscar Niemeyer, is well into his second century now.
The Brazillian architect has recently been confined to a hospital bed, but it hasn’t laid him low. In his downtime he’s composed a samba titled Tranquilo con la Vida (Feeling Good about Life). It will be performed on his 103rd birthday next Wednesday.
Niemeyer said: ‘I don’t know where I find the time to play around with this, but my samba is just foolishness, a bit of fun, but nothing important.’