Sunday, August 23, 2009

Concert Contact Correction

The phone number for pre-sale concert tickets is Lucy at 086 3219991.

Work in Progress 2

Sounding Box frame 1
Proportioned to the harmonic series of "G"

How many architects...?

Sounding box design discussions and Chladni tests.

Photos by Dina

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday 26th Fund-Raising Concert

Pre-sales available for next Wednesday's fund raising concert. Contact Lucy at 086 321 9991 or

Event:- Soundbox. Fund-raising concert for Sounding Boxes, a UCD 'Now What?' research initiative. / Sounding Boxes

Time and Date:- 8pm Wednesday 26th August

Artists:- Hi-Jinx (7 piece ensemble), Niall Colfer (Voice and guitar), The Third Twin (Newly composed Irish music - Eoin Dillon, Steve Larkin, Frank Tate & Des Charlston) and members of Electric Céilí (Daire Bracken, Tim Murray & more)

Venue:- The Twisted Pepper, Middle Abbey Steet, Dublin

Cover Charge:- €10

Contact:- Lucy 086 321 9991

Work in Progress

Research, discussion and design "completed" and the construction of Sounding Boxes has commenced. Music and exploration will occur next week. Photos of work in progress will be posted shortly.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Additional Reading List

Further to the link on the right Eoghan has added some recommended reading;

This is Your Brain on Music - The Science of a Human Obsession by Daniel J Levitin
Spaces Speak, are you Listening? - Experiencing Aural Architecture by Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter
Sams Handbook for Sound Engineers - the New Audio Cyclopedia by Howard W Sams and Company
Hearing - From Processing to Perception (International Symposioum on Hearing 2006) by Various
Architectural Acoustics by Marshall Long
Acoustics and Hearing by peter Damaske
Thinking about Music - An Introduction to the Philosophy of Music by Lewis Rowell
Musicking - The Meanings of Performing and Listening by Christopher Small
Auditory Scene Analysis - The Perceptual Organisation of Sound by Albert S Bergman

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Research Group Blogs

Subsequent to meeting No.2 on Monday 27th July, individual blogs have been set up for the various research groups. The meeting's agenda for each group has been posted thereon. Links to these pages are in the section to the right.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sounding Boxes Slides1

(Excuse the occasional advertising "skin" that may appear.)

Reading List

  • Buildings For Music – The Architect, the Musician, and the Listener from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day by Michael Forsyth. Published by The MIT Press 1985
  • Measures Tones – The Interplay of Physics and Music by Ian Johnston. Published by Adam Hilger 1989
  • Formalized Music – Thought and Mathematics in Music by Iannis Xenakis. Published by Pendragon Press (Revised Edition 1992).
  • Concert Halls and Opera Houses: Music, Acoustics and Architecture by Leo Beranek. Published by Springer Verlag 1996.
  • Acoustical Design of Concert Halls and Theatres by Vilhelm Lassen Jordan. Published by Applied Science Publishers Ltd. 1980
  • Architecture and Geometry in the Age of the Baroque by George L. Hersey. Published University of Chicago Press 2000
  • Demonstrations of Auditory Scene Analysis – The Perceptual Organization of Sound by Albert S Bregman and Pierre A. Ahad.
  • Department of Psychology, Auditory Perception Laboratory, McGill University.
  • OASE 78 Immersed, Sound and Architecture, Journal. Published by NAI Uitgevers.