Heritage and Sound
IPUP is working with a variety of cultural and SME partners on projects that explore heritage spaces via sound acoustic experimentation and oral history projects.
I Hear Too is a research network project working in partnership between IPUP and the University’s Audio Lab where we have an AHRC/EPSRC funded network to develop a research cluster to explore how audio and acoustics research can be employed in interpretation, understanding and representation of heritage materials and artefacts. Research network meetings are with our partners at National Railway Museum, the British Library Sound Archive, & Arup Technologies.
Minster Voices is a research project working in partnership with York Minster Revealed to record sounds and ethnographies of the minster workers who clean, maintain, fix and renovate the building. These audio recordings have been edited in to a sound poem by Helen Weinstein and Jon Calver for a sound installation performance, and will also be integrated in to the interpretation at York Minster.
Stories of the Stones is a research project that IPUP is developing with our colleagues in the University’s Electronics Department, in partnership with Arup Technologies and the York Museum Trust. The project will develop research and improve understanding of the Abbey Precinct and add an acoustic component, allowing audiences to experience and explore the ruin site using a new integration of visual and acoustic technologies.