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Assessing the Acoustic Performance of Small Music Rooms: A Short Introduction

RAF ORLOWSKI

in The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy: Sound, Space and Object

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265055
eISBN:
9780191754166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265055.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The performance of music in early modern French and Italian music rooms typically created an aural impression of ‘Intimacy’ and ‘Clarity’ whereby the individual instruments could clearly be perceived ... More


The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy: Sound, Space and Object

Deborah Howard and Laura Moretti (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265055
eISBN:
9780191754166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265055.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book investigates the use of secular space for music-making in Early Modern France and Italy. This era is remarkable for the growing importance of music in domestic life, ranging from elaborate ... More


Introduction: Music-making in Domestic Space

DEBORAH HOWARD

in The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy: Sound, Space and Object

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265055
eISBN:
9780191754166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265055.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The introduction sets the forthcoming chapters in the broader context of musical life in Early Modern France and Italy, with reference to existing scholarship on the subject. The occasions and ... More


Balance on the Lute: The Role of the Strings

MIMMO PERUFFO

in The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy: Sound, Space and Object

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265055
eISBN:
9780191754166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265055.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The lute was the instrument on which the luthiers and string-makers of the past expended the greatest effort in order to achieve the best possible acoustic balance between the instrument and its ... More


The Acoustic Analysis of Palladio’s Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza

DAVIDE BONSI

in The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy: Sound, Space and Object

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265055
eISBN:
9780191754166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265055.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In the history of theatre buildings, the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza by Andrea Palladio is often regarded as the archetype of the evolution of spaces for drama and music in modern European culture. ... More


Musical Instruments: History, Technology, and Performance of Instruments of Western Music

Murray Campbell, Clive Greated, and Arnold Myers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198165040
eISBN:
9780191713675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198165040.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book explains musical instruments in their various forms: how they work, what they can do, and how they came to be the way they are. It concentrates on instruments of western music built to play ... More


Vowel Perception and Production

B. S. Rosner and J. B. Pickering

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521389
eISBN:
9780191706622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521389.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Vowels are an important feature of the world's languages. Languages, however, differ in the number and the acoustic properties of their vowels. The two main problems of vowel perception needing ... More


Analyzing Musical Sound

Stephen McAdams, Philippe Depalle, and Eric Clarke

in Empirical Musicology: Aims, Methods, Prospects

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195167498
eISBN:
9780199867707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167498.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter considers some of the tools available for analyzing musical sound from acoustical and psychoacoustical perspectives. Spectrograms are shown of various different kinds of musical sound, ... More


Dynamics of marine ecosystems: observation and experimentation

Roger P. Harris, Lawrence J. Buckley, Robert G. Campbell, Sanae Chiba, Daniel P. Costa, Tommy D. Dickey, Xabier Irigoien, Thomas Kiørboe, Christian Möllmann, Mark D. Ohman, Jeffrey A. Runge, Enric Saiz, and Peter H. Wiebe

in Marine Ecosystems and Global Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558025
eISBN:
9780191721939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558025.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Aquatic Biology

Advances in sampling and observation are described including new optical and acoustical systems together with animal tagging and telemetry. Shipboard, laboratory, and in situ studies of zooplankton ... More


Percussion Instruments

Murray Campbell, Clive Greated, and Arnold Myers

in Musical Instruments: History, Technology, and Performance of Instruments of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198165040
eISBN:
9780191713675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198165040.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the basic acoustical characteristics of unpitched and pitched percussion instruments, including the functions of beaters (hammers). The history and development of percussion ... More


Redefining Clerical and Audience Authority in the Architecture of Urban Revivals

Jeanne Halgren Kilde

in When Church Became Theatre: The Transformation of Evangelical Architecture and Worship in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143416
eISBN:
9780199834372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143418.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Examines the impact of early nineteenth‐century revivalism on church space and argues that the progenitors of the late nineteenth‐century auditorium churches were the theater‐like buildings used ... More


From Seat Cushions to Formulae: Understanding Spatial Acoustics in Physics and Architecture

Sabine von Fischer

in Germany in the Loud Twentieth Century: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199759392
eISBN:
9780199918911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759392.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the interactions of sound and space, specifically the architecture of concert halls. Theories of architectural acoustics around 1900 ranged from those that were rather ... More


Aftermath

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

William joined the Adelaide University Council and reported on British secondary schools — teacher training now came to the university — and domestic science for girls taken up by the School of ... More


Dissonance: Auditory Aesthetics in Ancient Greece

Sean Alexander Gurd

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823269655
eISBN:
9780823271870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269655.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In the four centuries leading up to the death of Euripides in 406 BCE, Greek singers, poets, and theorists delved deep into auditory experience. They charted its capacity to develop topologies ... More


Draw a Straight Line and Follow It: The Music and Mysticism of La Monte Young

Jeremy Grimshaw

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740208
eISBN:
9780199918713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740208.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

La Monte Young, generally regarded as the father of musical minimalism, is one of America’s most important contemporary composers--and one of the most elusive. Early on Young eschewed the ... More


The Music

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses the following subjects in a music theater context: Verismo to expressionism to musical modernism; the development of neoclassicism, presentational theater and the new chamber ... More


The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography

Michael Hicks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039089
eISBN:
9780252097065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039089.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

A first-of-its-kind history, this book tells the epic story of how an all-volunteer group founded by persecuted religious outcasts grew into a multimedia powerhouse synonymous with the mainstream and ... More


Space Exploration, Part 1: Telos and Stasis in the Dream House

Jeremy Grimshaw

in Draw a Straight Line and Follow It: The Music and Mysticism of La Monte Young

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740208
eISBN:
9780199918713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740208.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter offers a brief history of La Monte Young’s and Marian Zazeela’s Dream House concept: a sound and light environment created by careful manipulation of colored lights, shadows, and ... More


Words for Sounds

Andrew Barker

in Science and Mathematics in Ancient Greek Culture

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198152484
eISBN:
9780191710049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152484.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Acoustics in ancient Greece focuses on two main tasks. The first is the phenomenon of sound in general, which seeks to explain what sounds are, how they are caused, how they behave, and how they are ... More


Choir

Sten Ternström and Duane Richard Karna

in The Science & Psychology of Music Performance: Creative Strategies for Teaching and Learning

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195138108
eISBN:
9780199849291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138108.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

During the past couple of decades, research into the acoustics of choir singing has uncovered numerous interesting effects that are of potential relevance to choral performance. Some concern voice ... More


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