Yorkshire's heritage sites feature in acoustics project

News | Posted on Friday 28 January 2022

The project aims to reveal the hidden acoustics of historic locations around the globe.

The entrance to Victoria Cave near Settle. Pic credit: Dr Cobi Van Tonder
The entrance to Victoria Cave near Settle. Pic credit: Dr Cobi Van Tonder

Dr Cobi van Tonder's research project invites people to recreate sounds which our ancestors believed connected them with the spirit world.

From the dank underworld of Yorkshire’s caves to the soaring cathedrals of York and Ripon, a new project is inviting people to experience the acoustics of these spaces as our ancestors did.

As seen in the Yorkshire Post:

Yorkshire's heritage sites feature in project to reveal the hidden acoustics of historic locations around the globe. From the glorious Gothic architecture of York Minster to the ivory-white marble of the Taj Mahal, they are monuments which are instantly recognisable.