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Meeting program 2022

20-10-2020

ACOUSTICS IN CHURCHES AND SUSTAINABILITY

ACUSTICA NELLE CHIESE E SOSTENIBILITÀ
ACOUSTICS IN CHURCHES AND SUSTAINABILITY
TUESDAY, 21 JUNE 2022

2.30 pm | Bologna Fiere | Spazio Arena

The proclamation of the word and its proper intelligibility have both a central role in the acoustic project of a church. In this way, the acoustic is strongly related to the importance of the word in the formation process of God’s people, but it is also linked to the current trend of having more and more empty churches and this largely affects their original acoustic conditions. That is because all of that implies a particular attention to new buildings projects and, at the same time, it is also crucial trying to find an adaptation of old sacred buildings. In order to solve problems, we often rely on just an amplification system, but each effort made to enhance the intelligibility of the word does not have to neglect the need of maintaining a reverberation, which can emphasize the liturgical chant and that can also lend a transcendence aspect. Moreover, all of we have to keep in mind that the acoustic can give a particular sense of participation of devotees.

What is also important is that nowadays both sustainable and recycled materials can have an important role in what is the listening quality.

moderator BARBARA FIORINI
FRANCESCO MARTELLOTTA, associated professor at the Politecnico of Bari
The intelligibility of the word as requirement for the acoustic quality of churches
SERGIO LUZZI, engineer and adjubct professor at the University of Florence
LUCIA BUSA, architect
Listening quality at worship places. An example of an acoustic sustainable correction

REGISTRATION FORM

ADDRESSEE
The meeting addresses to priests and collaborators, liturgists, diocesan leaders, architects, professionals of audio, cultural heritage and ecclesiastical architectural spaces.

ECTS AND EXEMPTION
For this convention, some CFP were requested to the Order of Architects of Bologna. Moreover, in order to attend the conventions, a request of exemption from school activities was made to the Miur – Ministry of Education, University and Research.