Architecture and Music in Renaissance Venice
| McCrum Theatre
Professor Dr. Deborah Howard
Dr. Howard is Professor of Architectural History in the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art. She is a Fellow of St. John's College. Most of her research is concerned with the architecture of Venice and the Veneto.
This lecture will explore, as does her latest book, how the subtleties of acoustics were well understood by Venetian architects more than 300 years ago. Venice is full of contrasting building designs: domes, gothic vaults, flat painted ceilings and carved wooden choir stalls, all of them with different acoustic properties. But what does that mean about how music was performed and what it sounded like? This exciting lecture will be illustrated with music.
For tickets please contact Karina Cleland.Tel. 01223 365472