AES Milan 2018
Saturday, May 26, 09:15 — 10:15 (Scala 2)
T27 - Hearing the Past: Using Acoustic Measurement Techniques and Computer Models to Study Heritage SitesPresenter:
Mariana Lopez, University of York - York, UK
The relationship between acoustics and theater performances throughout history has been an area of extensive research. However, studies on pre-seventeenth century acoustics have focused either on Greek and Roman or Elizabethan theater. The study of medieval acoustics has been centered on churches both as worship spaces and as sites of liturgical drama, leaving aside the spaces used for secular drama performances. This tutorial explores how a combination of acoustic measurement techniques adapted to challenging outdoor spaces and the use of a multiplicity of computer models to tackle the unknowns regarding heritage sites can help enhance our knowledge on how our ancestors 'heard' drama performances in connection to the acoustics of the performance spaces and the surrounding soundscapes.
|This session is presented in association with the AES Technical Committee on Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement and AES Technical Committee on Archiving Restoration and Digital Libraries|