The Symposium on The Acoustics of Ancient Theatres, the second on this topic after the one held in Patras (Greece) in 2011, aims to bring together experts to present and discuss all aspects related to the acoustic properties of these monuments which are often still used for public performances including opera, drama, speech and music. The evolution and development of new technologies for the multichannel measurement systems, together with acoustic simulations, auralisation methods and virtual reconstructions, have generated renewed interest in these spaces. These aspects, as well as more interdisciplinary studies, will be presented and discussed. This year the Symposium is associated with the International Year of Sound 2020-2021.
The event is organized by the Acoustical Society of Italy (A.I.A) and the European Acoustics Association (E.A.A.), with the collaboration of the Hellenic Institute of Acoustics (HEL.IN.A.).
The Symposium will be held in the city of Verona, Italy, with the famous Arena and the Roman Theatre, as well as other historic theatres and tourist attractions.
Topics (sessions, workshops, ..)
The program will include keynote speeches, invited presentations in structured sessions, contributed papers and posters, technical visits, workshops and demos.
Authors are invited to submit a contribution on topics related, but not limited to:
Advanced measurement and modelling techniques for ancient performing spaces
Virtual reconstruction of ancient buildings and spaces
Acoustic characterisation of ancient theatres and other historical buildings and ritual spaces
Perceptual and subjective preference: intelligibility, spatial and other qualitative aspects of the sound-field
'Ancient' theatres vs. Renaissance, Baroque and 'modern' theatres
Design of open-air performance spaces and shells: learning from the past
Adapting ancient theatres for modern use
Arianna Astolfi, TC-RBA of the E.A.A.
Patrizio Fausti, A.I.A.
John Mourjopoulos, HEL.IN.A.
Deadline for abstracts: 15/02/2022
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 28/02/2022
Deadline for papers submission: 31/03/2022
Deadline for regular registration: 15/04/2022
Final program: 15/05/2022
Proceedings and awards
Instructions for the proceedings will follow on the website. Every registered author can present up to two papers. An award will be given to the best oral and poster presentations.
Proceedings - Special Issue of international journal
Selected papers to appear in a Special Issue of a journal after the Symposium, following peer reviewing process.
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