On September 14 and 15, the Teatro Comunale of Bologna will host the 8th International Symposium on Temporal Design, focusing on acustics and related issues. Organised by the research group in applied acoustics of the University of Bologna and by the Italian Acoustic Association, the symposium is intended for researchers and professionals, as well as of course for musicians, composers, and perception philosophers.
Internationally-acclaimed speakers will present the virtual model of the Teatro Comunale prepared during the replacement of the seats in 2016, a benchmark of innovative studies on opera houses for the scientific community. The symposium will also include the presentation of a synthesis of a few acoustic correction interventions designed in collaboration with technicians for some public establishments in Bologna that host live music; also in this case, the interventions are pilot projects for the transfer of technology aimed at enhancing the quality of the listening experience while respecting the community that resides in the proximity of the public establishments.
Finally, there will be a presentation of innovative interventions to improve speech intelligibility in the historic classrooms of the university, making the rooms more functional while preserving their architectural value.
A selection of the proceedings will be published on the Journal of Temporal Design in Architecture and Environment and in the Official Journal of the Italian Acoustical Association (RIA), both with open access.
The group of applied acoustics of the University of Bologna is one of the first groups ever established and is still a reference for acoustics in Italy, and in other countries as well. Among other things, the group contributes to keeping an open dialogue between the preservation of the impalpable cultural heritage offered by the listening spaces and technological innovation.
At the service of Bolognese music groups and ensembles, over the past few years the group has worked at several projects, such as the mobile acoustic chamber for the Duse theatre, built for the Senzaspine orchestra, or the rehersal studios for classical music designed for the Galliera Lab.
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