Past Event

Sounds and Images in Byzantium

April 29, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Schemerhorn Hall (Room 612), Columbia University, 1200 Amsterdam Avenue, New York

Event Description:

Drawing on research findings from Soundscapes of Byzantium, an international multidisciplinary project, Sharon E. Gerstel and Chris Kyriakakis will provide an in-depth examination of the relationships between vision and hearing created by the complex interplay of sound, images, and perception. The authors will present acoustical measurements and chant recordings in eight of Thessaloniki’s Byzantine churches in order to identify connections among church architecture, monumental decoration, chant performance and composition, acoustics and psychoacoustics.

Event Speakers:

  • Sharon E. Gerstel, Professor of Byzantine Art and Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Chris Kyriakakis, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering-Systems, University of Southern California. 

Event Information: 

This event is hosted by the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program at Columbia University. Please see the event webpage for additional information.