Sound and Space in Renaissance Venice

Scope and Content

Includes primary evidence and supporting materials for a three-year research project, investigating the relationship between architecture and music in Renaissance Venice. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and coordinated by the Centre for Acoustics and Musical Experiments in Renaissance Architecture (CAMERA), the project involved a series of choral experiments carried out during a research trip by St. John's College Choir to Venice in April 2007. The aim of the project was to explore the extent to which the subtleties of acoustics were understood by Venetian architects of the Renaissance and how far composers of music responded to the acoustic conditions of the city's churches. The project involved collaboration with the acoustic laboratories, Arup Acoustics, Cambridge, and the Laboratorio di Acustica Musicale at the Fondazione Scuola di San Giorgio, Venice.The churches participating in the project were: the Basilica di San Marco, the Basilica dei Frari, the Chiesa di San Zulian, the Chiesa dell'Ospedaletto, the Chiesa di San Martino, the Chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna, the Chiesa di San Michele in Isola, the Chiesa di San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti, the Chiesa del Redentore, the Chiesa di San Giacomo dell'Orio, and the Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore.

Acquisition Information

Presented to St. John's College Library by Professor Deborah Howard, 25th September 2012.

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