Preserving the Acoustics of Cathedrals in the United Kingdom


Cathedral acoustics represents a key part of Europe’s intangible cultural heritage at risk of being altered by architectural deterioration or restoration work. This multidisciplinary project, funded by the European Commission through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and hosted by the University of York, aims to preserve the acoustics of four English cathedrals, which represent the diversity of this group of heritage buildings, by characterising their acoustic behaviour through impulse response measurements as well as by recreating their sound environment throughout history using computer models.

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International Conference on Acoustics, ICA 2019

September 2019

Cathedral acoustics project was disseminated in one of the largest international acoustics conference, ICA 2019, held in Germany this month. Please, find more details in the EVENT section.

Acoustic measurement sessions at Ely cathedral

24th July 2019

The last acoustic measurement session as part of the CATHEDRAL ACOUSTICS project was held last July in Ely Cathedral with the aim of capture the acoustic behaviour of this magnificent building. Find more details in our EVENTS section.

Photo by Richard A. CarterEly cathedral acoustic measurements

Amazing women in audio and acoustics

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Gabriella Galán Mendicuti

October 2019

Gabriella is an audio and video engineer. After working in Meyer Sound Mexico for 11 years, developing the area of ​​sound reinforcement design for Mexico and Latin America, she built her own company, Campo Sonoro, where they are going beyond audio to generate an exceptional experience by integrating a good acoustic design, a suitable sound reinforcement design, a good installation with high-quality technology, and a carefully choice of the content to be reproduced. Gabriella actively support Sound Girls Mexico to inspire and empower young women and girls to enter the world of professional audio, having been participated in the "ExpoSoundcheck" and as a speaker in various conferences such as "Professional, Brave and Unstoppable Women".