Aural Architecture Seminar with Christina Maranci

Monday, April 28, 2014

5:15 pm

Cummings Art building, Room 103 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford Map

Sponsored by:
Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies, the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and The University Seminars Program of the Onassis Foundation (USA)

As both a forum open to the public and a course offering academic credit to Stanford students (ARTH208C/408C, cross-listed with Classics, Music, Religious Studies, and CREEES), this year-long seminar explores the creation and operations of sacred space in Byzantium by focusing on the intersection of architecture, acoustics, music, and ritual.  The goal is to develop a new interpretive framework for the study of aural architecture and religious experience.  Leading scholars from the US and abroad will present their current research and lead the discussion.

Discussion will center on pre-circulated papers posted on the website before the individual sessions.  These readings will explore the relationship between sound and space by integrating the humanities with exact sciences.  Topics rage from architectural design and materials, Byzantine musicology, psalmody, medieval music notation, reconstructions of ritual and modern performance to the science of acoustics, computer modeling, and auralizations.

Meetings are scheduled on select Mondays in Cummings Art Building, room 103.

April 28 | Christina Maranci
(Department of Art and Art History, Tufts University)

Topic: comparing architecture and liturgy of Georgia and Armenia with Jerusalem


Bissera V. Pentcheva
Department of Art & Art History

Monday, April 28, 2014.
5:15 pm – 8:05 pm

Free and open to the public.


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