The Interaction between Acoustics, Music and Architecture in Renaissance Churches in Venice

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Il Redentore
17 November, 2010
Dr Raf Orlowski, Director of Acoustics, Ramboll UK Visiting Professor, Department of Architecture, Sheffield University
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The talk is based on a unique research project carried out by the University of Cambridge over the last five years. Its outstanding feature is that it places equal emphasis on each of three key disciplines namely, architectural history, musicology and acoustics. The main questions that the study addresses are: How far did architects consider acoustic needs when designing new churches in Renaissance Venice and how far did composers take account of the acoustics of church interiors when writing sacred music.