I Hear Too Live - II 11 Sep 2012

Photo By Kippa Matthews (http://www.kippamatthews.co.uk/)

I-Hear-Too members are putting the finishes touches on new sound art work for a unique event coming up next week on Wednesday 19th September.

After the success of the  I Hear Too Live event in the Minster in 2009 we have commissioned sound artists and composers to produce new works in response to the fabulous rooms and spaces of the historic Guildhall and Mansion House in York. 

The programme includes contributions from Louise K Wilson, David Chapman, Geodesic Arts, Historyworks (Helen Weinstein and Jon Calver), Jon Was and Aaron Watson and has been produced in collaboration with the International Conference on Digital Audio Effects.(DAFx-12) which takes place in York this year. 

'Architexture 1' crew - l to r:Ambrose Field, Aglaia Foteinou, Andrew Chadwick, Jez Wells, Jude Brereton

The evening culminates in a fantastic new choral piece 'Architexture 1' by Ambrose Field and the Ebor Singers which has been specially composed to fit the individual acoustic of the Main Hall of the Guildhall.
A team of researchers, led by Jude Brereton from the Audio Lab, Dept of Electronics, University of York, recorded impulse responses in the Guildhall to enable the piece to be written specifically for the  venue's acoustic. Composer Ambrose Field explains: "Composers throughout the ages have created music for specific locations. However, this work explores links between the composition and performance venue in manner more detailed than was traditionally feasible when creating a piece ‘for’ a space. Through the help of an acoustic analysis, Architexture I features precise and intricate connections between the musical material and the architecture of the venue."


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How can audio and acoustics research be employed in the interpretation, understanding and representation of heritage materials and artifacts?

How might such audio materials be better preserved for future generations of researchers and heritage visitors?

The I-Hear-Too research cluster will attempt to answer these questions...

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