Published January 23, 2023 | Version v1
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House of Commons - Acoustic Reconstruction 1820-34

  • 1. School of Physics, Engineering and Technology: AudioLab, University of York
  • 2. Department of History, University of York

Description

This dataset includes the Impulse Responses, Auralization results and acoustic models of spaces used for the research on the "Acoustic Reconstruction of the House of Commons, c. 1820-1834". The data is associated with the homonymous paper submitted in the special issue "Acoustics, Soundscape and Sounds as Intangible Heritage", Acoustics (ISSN 2624-599X) (January 2023). Some of the results were presented in a paper titled "Architectural acoustics and parliamentary debate: Exploring the acoustics of the UK House of Commons Chamber", in the Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium: The Acoustics of Ancient Theatres (July 2022).

The dataset contains:

  • Impulse responses and Auralization results from:
    • Convovation House, Oxford
    • Divinity School, Oxford
    • modern House of Commons, Westminster Palace
    • Holywell Music Room, Oxford
    • York Guildhall Council Chamber
    • ODEON model of the House of Commons in 1820-1834
    • ODEON model of the House of Commons in 1820-1834
  • Models from ODEON and CATT Acoustic of the simulated space.

The in situ measurements were carried out by research teams of the Audiolab, University of York from 2017-2018, and impulse responses can be also found at OpenAIR library <https://www.openairlib.net/>.

Contact: foteinouagl@gmail.com or aglaia.foteinou@york.ac.uk

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Funding

The Past Has Ears (PHE) AH/V001094/1
UK Research and Innovation