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By Bissera Pentcheva

ISBN-10: 1472485157

ISBN-13: 9781472485151

Emerging from the problem to reconstruct sonic and spatial reviews of the deep earlier, this multidisciplinary choice of ten essays explores the intersection of liturgy, acoustics, and paintings within the church buildings of Constantinople, Jerusalem, Rome and Armenia, and displays at the position electronic know-how can play in re-creating features of the sensually wealthy functionality of the divine note. attractive the cloth cloth of the constructions in dating to the liturgical ritual, the e-book reviews the constitution of the ceremony, revealing the $64000 function chant performs in it, and confronts either the acoustics of the actual areas and the hermeneutic method of reception of the non secular providers. by means of then drawing on audio software program modelling instruments to be able to reproduce a few of the visible and aural elements of those multi-sensory public rituals, it inaugurates a man-made method of the learn of the premodern sacred area, which bridges humanities with targeted sciences. the result's a wealthy contribution to the starting to be self-discipline of sound experiences and an cutting edge convergence of the medieval and the digital.

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