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Worship Sound Spaces

Author : Christine Guillebaud
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Worship Sound Spaces unites specialists from architecture, acoustic engineering and the social sciences to encourage closer analysis of the sound environments within places of worship. Gathering a wide range of case studies set in Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East and Africa, the book presents investigations into Muslim, Christian and Hindu spaces. These diverse cultural contexts demonstrate the composite nature of designing and experiencing places of worship. Beginning with a historical overview of the three primary indicators in acoustic design of religious buildings, reverberation, intelligibility and clarity, the second part of this edited collection offers a series of field studies devoted to perception, before moving onto recent examples of restoration of the sound ambiances of former religious buildings. Written for academics and students interested in architecture, cultural heritage, acoustics, sensory studies and sound. The multimedia documents of this volume may be consulted at the address:

Worship Space Acoustics

Author : Mendel Kleiner
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Worship Space Acoustics is a unique guide to the design, construction, and use of religious facilities for optimum acoustics. The book is divided into two parts: Part 1 discusses methods and techniques of room optimization – how the acoustics of large and small spaces are designed, implemented, and adjusted, and how acoustical privacy is attained; noise and its control as well as sound reinforcement and numerical and physical modeling techniques. Part 2 provides the architect, student, and lay-person a review of the characteristics of the religious services pertinent to various beliefs and how these are provided for in the acoustic design of spaces in synagogues, churches, and mosques.Key Features • Covers the design, construction, and use of religious facilities for optimum acoustics • Presents the historical background to existing practice, problems, and solutions, to deepen understanding for those involved in design, construction and use • Illustrates both the similarities and differences between facilities for different religious groups • Offers a unique reference for those who teach and study, both in architecture and in religious education

Acoustics in Worship Spaces

Author : American Guild of Organists. Committee on Acoustics and Architecture
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Worship Space Acoustics

Author : David T. Bradley
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“Worship Space Acoustics: 3 Decades of Design is a beautiful collection of recent work. This is a comprehensive compendium that far surpasses previous publications in the field in its depth, design, and information. Worship spaces of all major U.S. religions are covered. This book should be an obligatory reference for any consultant involved in church architecture and acoustics.” -Mendel Kleiner, author of Worship Space Acoustics, Acoustics: Information and Communication Series (J. Ross Publishing 2010) “All involved in their design will appreciate this presentation of recent rooms for religious worship.” -Leo L. Beranek, author of Concert Halls and Opera Houses: Music, Acoustics, and Architecture (Springer-Verlag 2004) “Through descriptions, photos, drawings, and acoustical data, this book provides valuable information on existing worship spaces designed during the past thirty years. This very well-edited book, including the Editors' Preface and six excellent essays from key people involved in worship space design, provides valuable information and ideas on the aesthetic, acoustic, and liturgical design of worship spaces for a number of faiths and in several countries.” -Robert Coffeen, principle at R. C. Coffeen, Consultant in Acoustics LLC, Lawrence, Kansas This book takes the reader on a wide-ranging tour through churches, synagogues, mosques, and other worship spaces designed during the past 30 years. The book begins with a series of essays on topics ranging from the soundscape of worship spaces to ecclesiastical design at the turn of the 21st Century. Perspective pieces from an architect, audio designer, music director, and worship space owner are also included. The core of the book presents the acoustical and architectural design of a wide variety of individual worship space venues. Acoustical consulting firms, architects, and worship space designers from across the world contributed their recent innovative works in the area of worship space acoustics. The contributions include detailed renderings and architectural drawings, as well as informative acoustic data graphs and evocative descriptions of the spaces. Filled with beautiful photography and fascinating modern design, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in religious architecture, acoustical design, or musical performance.


Author : Gascia Ouzounian
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"Stereophonica examines innovations in the realm of sound and space after 1850, tracing key discoveries across science, technology and the arts"--

Soundscape of Three Worship Spaces

Author : Sang Bum Park
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A soundscape concept was used to investigate acoustical qualities of three worship spaces representing three different room acoustical characteristics and three different levels in the use of sound systems: a reverberant space having a compact system only for reinforcement of the service of the word; a relatively lively space having a sound system for reinforcement of the service of the word and music occasionally; and a relatively dry space having a sound system for amplification of the services of word and music. Direct observation of worship services was used to identify an acoustic itinerary of the worship activities, a taxonomy of the sounds heard in each space, acoustic paths between the sources and receivers for each of the worship activities, the locations of each participant and the activities the sound systems were used to reinforce or amplify. Quantitative evaluations of the physical response of the room were conducted through a series of acoustical measurements and qualitative evaluations of the response of five user groups were conducted with written questionnaires. The selection of source and receiver locations for the acoustical measurements were based on observation of the locations, orientations and the use of the sound systems for each user group in each space during the worship services.

Church and Worship Music in the United States

Author : James Michael Floyd
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This fully updated second edition is a selective annotated bibliography of all relevant published resources relating to church and worship music in the United States. Over the past decade, there has been a growth of literature covering everything from traditional subject matter such as the organ works of J.S. Bach to newer areas of inquiry including folk hymnology, women and African-American composers, music as a spiritual healer, to the music of Mormon, Shaker, Moravian, and other smaller sects. With multiple indices, this book will serve as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars sorting through the massive amount of material in the field [Publisher description].

Contemporary Worship Music and Everyday Musical Lives

Author : Mark Porter
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Whilst Contemporary Worship Music arose out of a desire to relate the music of the church to the music of everyday life, this function can quickly be called into question by the diversity of musical lives present in contemporary society. Mark Porter examines the relationship between individuals’ musical lives away from a Contemporary Worship Music environment and their diverse experiences of music within it, presenting important insights into the complex and sometimes contradictory relationships between congregants’ musical lives within and outside of religious worship. Through detailed ethnographic investigation Porter challenges common evangelical ideals of musical neutrality, suggesting the importance of considering musical tastes and preferences through an ethical lens. He employs cosmopolitanism as an interpretative framework for understanding the dynamics of diverse musical communities, positioning it as a stronger alternative to common assimilationist and multiculturalist models.

The Architect as Magician

Author : Albert C. Smith
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The Architect as Magician explores the connection between magic and architecture. There is a belief that a greater understanding of the meaning of magic provides insights about architecture and architects’ design processes. Architects influence the effects of nature through the making of their buildings. In an analogous condition, magicians perform rituals in an attempt to influence the forces of nature. This book argues that architects could gain much by incorporating ideas from magic into their design process. The book demonstrates through historical and current examples the important influence magic has had on the practice of architecture. The authors explain how magic helps us to understand the way we infuse architecture with meaning and how magic affects and inspires architectural creation. Aimed at architects, students, scholars and researchers, The Architect as Magician helps readers discover the ambiguous and spiritual elements in their design process.

Ethical Design Intelligence

Author : Philippe d'Anjou
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Ethical Design Intelligence: The Virtuous Designer explores the deep significance of philosophy and ethics to the practice of design. It offers designers from disciplines such as architecture, urban design, planning, landscape, interior, and industrial design an alternative ethical framework in which to expand their thinking about their practice. Arguing that design today is primarily an agency driven by the momentum of globalization, embedded in economy, materialism, and utility, the book reconceptualizes the notion of virtue in design practice. Across chapters covering topics such as virtuous character, creative agency, and unsustainable practices, the book scrutinizes design through a philosophical lens. d’Anjou dissects articulations from different philosophical thinkers from antiquity to contemporary time to reveal that ethics is fundamental to everything affected by design. Countering well-established modes of postmodern relativism in design, which has led to “defuturing” and “unsustainability,” ethical realism is presented as an alternative solution. This book is written for designers, educators, researchers, and students.


Author : Federica Goffi
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With the continued growth of PhD programs in architecture and the simultaneous broadening of approaches, InterVIEWS: Insights and Introspection on Doctoral Research in Architecture begins a timely survey into contemporary research at academic institutions internationally, in the context of the expanding landscape of architectural inquiry. The eighteen interviews with scholars who direct or contributed to doctoral research programs in areas of architecture history and theory, theory and criticism, design research, urban studies, cross-disciplinary research, and practice-based research expose a plurality of positions articulating a range of research tactics. Renowned scholars narrated the stories, the experiences, and the research that shaped and are shaping doctoral education worldwide, providing an invaluable knowledge resource from which readers may find inspiration for their work. InterVIEWS acknowledges the diversity in approaches to research to evidence meaningful differences and the range of contributions in academic institutions. The relevance of this self-reflection becomes apparent in the exposition of vibrant and at times divergent viewpoints that offer a thought-provoking opportunity to consider the openness and breadth of a field that is unrelenting in redefining its boundaries along with the probing questions.

Christian Worship

Author : Franklin M. Segler
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A classic treatise on the meaning, expression, planning, and leading of Christian worship, originally written by the late Franklin Segler and now updated by Randall Bradley for this third edition, with more emphasis on contemporary issues.

Architectural Acoustics

Author : Raj Patel
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This book is an authoritative but uniquely accessible and highly illustrated guide to good acoustic design practice for architects, interior designers and acoustic professionals. It provides a user-friendly introduction to architectural acoustics and acoustics technology where the market is crowded with dense and technical texts. It will go through each typology in turn explaining the key acoustic concepts with highly illustrated and international case studies that demonstrate cutting-edge practice and technology, innovative design techniques and common challenges and solutions.

Transparency Power and Control

Author : Christoph A. Hafner
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This book brings together academics and practitioners from a range of disciplines from more than twenty countries to reflect on the growing importance of transparency, power and control in our international community and how these concerns and ideas have been examined, used and interpreted in a range of national and international contexts. Contributors explore these issues from a range of overlapping concerns and perspectives, such as semiotic, sociolinguistic, psychological, philosophical, and visual in diverse socio-political, administrative, institutional, as well as legal contexts. The collection examines the ways in which 'actors' in our society - legislators, politicians, activists, and artists - have provoked public discourses to confront these issues.

Acoustics of Worship Spaces

Author : Acoustical Society of America. Meeting
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Music Sound and Space

Author : Georgina Born
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Music, Sound and Space is the first collection to integrate research from musicology and sound studies on music and sound as they mediate everyday life. Music and sound exert an inescapable influence on the contemporary world, from the ubiquity of MP3 players to the controversial use of sound as an instrument of torture. In this book, leading scholars explore the spatialisation of music and sound, their capacity to engender modes of publicness and privacy, their constitution of subjectivity, and the politics of sound and space. Chapters discuss music and sound in relation to distinctive genres, technologies and settings, including sound installation art, popular music recordings, offices and hospitals, and music therapy. With international examples, from the Islamic soundscape of the Kenyan coast, to religious music in Europe, to First Nation musical sociability in Canada, this book offers a new global perspective on how music and sound and their spatialising capacities transform the nature of public and private experience.

Sound of Worship

Author : Doug Jones
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Whether you are designing a new system or need to update and get the most out of the one in place Sound of Worship will offer essential information to guide and inform you choices. Written to give the context to help you focus your choices as well as the technical information to understand options, this essential guide will help you avoid costly mistakes when working with acoustics and the sound systems of the church. When planning a system this book has you covered! Considering everything from building design and understanding the purpose and use of the sound system to the technical aspects of the acoustic equipment and sound specification and types. The website has numerous audio examples to illustrate points made and tools used in the book. It demonstrate the terms used and what different choices will sound like, with before and after recordings of acoustic treatment and how it effects the overall sound of the church.

Sacred Buildings

Author : Rudolf Stegers
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The building of religious structures represents a rare opportunity for the architect to concentrate on the creation of volume, space, and form. Sacred architecture is far less determined than other building tasks by functional requirements, norms, and standards. As a rule, it is free to unfold as pure architecture. Thus in design terms this building task offers enormous freedoms to the architect. At the same time, however, the special atmospherics of sacred spaces call, on the part of the architect, for a highly sensitive treatment of religion and the relevant cultural and architectural traditions. In a systematic section, this volume introduces the design, technical, and planning fundamentals of building churches, synagogues, and mosques. In its project section, it also presents about seventy realized structures from the last three decades. Drawing upon his in-depth knowledge of the subject and his many years of publishing experience, the author offers a valuable analysis of the conceptual and formal aspects that combine to create the religious impact of spaces (e.g., the ground plan, the shapes of the spaces, the incidence of light, and materiality).

Handbook for Sound Engineers

Author : Glen Ballou
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Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers, and is a must read for all who work in audio. With contributions from many of the top professionals in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and fundamentals and units of measurement, David Miles Huber on MIDI, Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers, Steve Dove on consoles, DAWs, and computers, Pat Brown on fundamentals, gain structures, and test and measurement, Ray Rayburn on virtual systems, digital interfacing, and preamplifiers, Ken Pohlmann on compact discs, and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and room-acoustical fundamentals for auditoriums and concert halls, the Handbook for Sound Engineers is a must for serious audio and acoustic engineers. The fifth edition has been updated to reflect changes in the industry, including added emphasis on increasingly prevalent technologies such as software-based recording systems, digital recording using MP3, WAV files, and mobile devices. New chapters, such as Ken Pohlmann’s Subjective Methods for Evaluating Sound Quality, S. Benjamin Kanters’s Hearing Physiology—Disorders—Conservation, Steve Barbar’s Surround Sound for Cinema, Doug Jones’s Worship Styles in the Christian Church, sit aside completely revamped staples like Ron Baker and Jack Wrightson’s Stadiums and Outdoor Venues, Pat Brown’s Sound System Design, Bob Cordell’s Amplifier Design, Hardy Martin’s Voice Evacuation/Mass Notification Systems, and Tom Danley and Doug Jones’s Loudspeakers. This edition has been honed to bring you the most up-to-date information in the many aspects of audio engineering.


Author : Jeffrey Truscott
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Worship: A Practical Guide is an ecumenical resource for worship leaders, written by a scholar with more than twenty years of teaching and worship leadership experience in Asia. It offers a biblical understanding of worship in accessible terms and draws out practical implications for Sunday worship. The meaning and structure of the Sunday service is at the center of the discussion. The chapters on ritual, culture, music, space, and time will especially enhance the reader’s appreciation for the richness of Christian worship. Asian Christians of diverse traditions will find this work enlightening and helpful for ministry.