Bourges in the Bulletin monumental


Just published: La perpendicularité de la cathédrale de Bourges, enjeu de la perfection architecturale, Bulletin monumental 174 no. 4 (2016), 425-446.

Resounding Images wins book award

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Resounding Images, in which my article on the Play of Daniel at Beauvais Cathedral is published, was just awarded the Ruth A. Solie Award of the American Musicological Society. Here is the description of the book in the citation that was read aloud at this evening's meeting by David Bernstein, chair of the Solie Award committee:

This book is a virtuosic collection of sixteen essays, which apply new ways of thinking about listening, performance, and the perception of sonic phenomena in the medieval eastern and western worlds. It embraces a pluralistic interdisciplinary approach that takes performativity and the sensory experience of music (its corporeality and its aurality) as critical interventions in the production of cultural meaning. The topics covered range from medieval French monasteries and cathedrals to the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul and an Ashkenazi synagogue in twelfth-century Worms. The book is beautifully presented, thoroughly documented, and points to new directions in the fields of music iconography, art history, and sound studies.

Les Cahiers de Science & Vie

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France’s premier popular science magazine, Les Cahiers de Science & Vie, just published an article entitled Les secrets des cathédrales that features my work.

New JSAH article

Just published in the September issue of JSAH:

Acoustics at the intersection of architecture and music: the caveau phonocamptique of Noyon CathedralJournal of the Society of Architectural Historians 75 no. 3, September (2016), 263-280.

A movable (musical) feast

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Here’s a writeup of the Sound of Space course I created last semester with my Vassar College colleagues David Bradley and Christine Howlett. Below is a short documentary video made by Alex Levy about the culminating event of the course, an ambulatory concert.

Wonderpedia and Świat Wiedzy

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In June 2016, short articles on my work, derived from that by Dirk Husemann (published in the February 2016 issue of Bild der Wissenschaft), appeared in the UK in the popular science journal Wonderpedia (circulation ca. 40,000 copies) and in the Polish popular science journal Świat Wiedzy (circulation ca. 186,000 copies).

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Bild der Wissenschaft

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An article on my work written by Dirk Houseman appeared in the February 2016 issue of the German popular science magazine Bild der Wissenschaft (circulation ca. 83,000 copies).

Capturing Canterbury Cathedral

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Just out, an article called Capturing Canterbury Cathedral, written by my student Birte Fichter (Vassar class of 2017), and published in LIDAR Magazine 5, no. 8 (2015). It describes our recent work on Canterbury Cathedral.

The acoustics of Saint-Germain-des-Prés


Just out, in a collection of essays edited by Roland Recht and Michel Zink, published by the Institut de France: L'espace acoustique de l'abbatiale de Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

The Play of Daniel at Beauvais

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My article The Play of Daniel in Beauvais Cathedral has just come out in a volume edited by Diane Reilly and Susan Boyton, published by Brepols.