Science, Music, and Architectural Acoustics in Britain (1901-1951)

From tuning concerts at Westminster Cathedral in 1901 to the design of Royal Festival Hall and experiments in St Paul’s Cathedral in 1951, this project examines the origins of acoustics as a branch of modern building science in Britain. It brings to light archived documents highlighting the origins of scientific procedures in musical experimentation and explores the intertwined combination of formal and informal research tracks which underpinned architectural and acoustic design in early twentieth-century Britain.

Fiona Smyth (Trinity College, Dublin) is leading this EU-funded project. Her project website is here.

Project ID: 654796