WHO IS WORKING ON THIS PROJECT ?
Lidia’s pathway to the acoustic and sound engineering began at the University of Malaga (Spain) with a degree in telecommunication engineering with specialisation in image and sound. She further focused on acoustic engineering with a Master’s degree in Architectural Acoustics at the University of Granada (Spain).
Lidia’s background in the field continued growing through her participation for more than 7 years in several multidisciplinary research projects on the acoustics of heritage buildings developed in the Architecture School of the University of Seville. As part of her dissertation on the acoustic study of large places of worship, Lidia spent two research periods abroad: at the University of Bari (Italy) and at the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge (UK) where she was closely working with specialists in acoustics analysis, virtual acoustics and sound design.
Mariana Lopez has a background in music, sound design and acoustics. Her MA dissertation (University of York) focused on exploring the creation of a new format of sonic art entitled ‘audio film’ that may be considered as an alternative to Audio Description for visually impaired audiences. In 2013 she completed her PhD at the University of York on the importance of virtual acoustics to further our understanding of medieval drama.
In 2014 Mariana joined the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE, Anglia Ruskin University) as a Senior Research Fellow. In 2016 she moved to York to start a position as Lecturer in Sound Production and Post Production at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television (University of York).
Mariana is the Principal Investigator for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project ‘Enhancing Audio Description’ and the British Academy funded project ‘The Soundscapes of the York Mystery Plays’.
Mariana is also active in the field of sound design, having worked on a number of short films and theatre productions.
Role: Collaborator researcher
Angel Alvarez is a PhD student of the University of Seville, Spain, link to the Acoustic research group of the High School of Architecture. He has an absolutely magnificent multidisciplinary background including Physics, Computing, and Architecture. His PhD focuses on the acoustic study of Roman theatres, by using both experimental and simulation methods. Angel has spend 2 months at the University of York completing an international research stay to collaborate with us in the Cathedral Acoustics project.