Listen: The Sound of Science talks event: How does space shape sound?
How have the acoustics of buildings shaped the style of music that is composed and performed within them? In essence, how does space shape sound?
Join acoustician Cameron Hough from ARUP the globally acclaimed team of acousticians who designed the acoustics for Melbourne Recital Centre and vocal group Ensemble Gombert in this special talks event live from Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.
Topics explored in this podcast include:
- How church music changed from plainsong to polyphony in the reverberant acoustic of Renaissance Italian churches to the contrapuntal cantatas by Bach in the drier acoustic of German churches
- How the different acoustics of the Eisenstadt Palace and the Hanover Square Rooms influenced Haydn’s writing in his symphonies and how Wagner created a completely new sound-world for opera in his new theatre at Bayreuth.