Online Talk: The Music of Linlithgow Palace in the 15th Century – A Virtual Reality Project

202110nov7:30 pm8:30 pmOnline Talk: The Music of Linlithgow Palace in the 15th Century – A Virtual Reality Project

Event Details

Imagine it is the 1400s and you are standing in the chapel of the Linlithgow Palace. Envisage all that this experience would entail: the interplay of candlelight on beautiful art, the exquisite performance of sacred music, and the acoustics of a performance space that today no longer exists. This is what the AHRC-funded ‘Space, Place, Sound, and Memory: Immersive Experiences of the Past’ set out to do. Working closely with game developers, musicologists, architectural historians, and acousticians, the project aimed to recreate the sights and sounds of performance within the Palace chapel, using Virtual Reality. This can now be experienced by visitors to Linlithgow Palace (when the palace re-opens). Another output from the project was a CD, the first commercial CD to be recorded and produced entirely in virtual reality, which sets Scottish music in our reconstructed acoustic, recorded with The Binchois Consort. Join Dr James Cook to learn more about this project including the process of reconstruction, see some of the VR experience and hear some of the first music created in VR!

Our speaker Dr Cook joined the Reid School of Music (at the University of Edinburgh) in 2017. He works mainly on early music and is interested fourteenth to sixteenth centuries music.

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Tickets are £5 and all profits will go to Linlithgow Museum. The event link will be included in your confirmation email.

The event will be recorded. If you do not wish to be recorded please turn off your camera when joining the talk.

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