Grgorian Chant and Gothic Cathedrals

This project address the question whether it is the acoustics of the space where monks usually pray by singing that has determined the executive approach, or whether the aesthetics of Gregorian chant originated in other contests and was adapted to the acoustical characteristics of the space where it is expressed. The results of an acoustics characterization of the chant and the environment were analyzed with particular reference to the reduction of the modulation index. Moreover, an extensive analysis on pitch variations in singing of famous european scholae cantorum was also performed.

Related topics: Architectural Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Measuring Techniques in Acoustics