AJA’s specialist Theatre Consultant Ian Rees recently returned from Athens, where he presented a paper for the Institute of Acoustics.
As part of the 11th International Conference on Building Acoustics, Ian took as his subject the famous amphitheatre at Epidaurus.
Often cited for its outstanding acoustics, Ian analysed the true picture behind this legendary Greek wonder.
The presentation drew on data compiled at the Epidaurus site by Adrian James. Computer modelling was used to consider what the acoustics might really have been like when the amphitheatre was filled with an audience.
Whilst the findings were enlightening, the conference venue itself was also much admired. Held at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, this dramatic building is located on the outskirts of Athens.
Stavros Niarchos Cultural Foundation Center
At the end of the day, the night views over Athens were as arresting as the conference’s subject matter.
To read the complete paper, please click here.
(Photo credits: AJA/Amber Naqvi/Wikipedia/Carole Raddato)