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The Development of the Early Acoustics of the Chancel in Notre-Dame de Paris: 1160–1230

Sarabeth Mullins 1 Elliot K Canfield-Dafilou 1 Brian F. G. Katz 1 
1 IJLRDA-LAM - Lutheries - Acoustique - Musique
DALEMBERT - Institut Jean Le Rond d'Alembert
Abstract : The primary construction of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris began in the spring of 1163 CE and continued into the mid-14th century. Two decades after construction efforts commenced, the pre-existing liturgical community in Paris began its occupancy inside the incomplete building. To better understand the interrelationship between the occupants and the cathedral, the acoustical characteristics of key moments in the cathedral’s early development in the 12th and 13th centuries are examined using geometric acoustic modeling. Room acoustic parameters of the sacred regions of the cathedral are examined with attention to the experiences of active participants within the chancel of the cathedral.
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Sarabeth Mullins, Elliot K Canfield-Dafilou, Brian F. G. Katz. The Development of the Early Acoustics of the Chancel in Notre-Dame de Paris: 1160–1230. 2nd Symposium: The Acoustics of Ancient Theatres, Jul 2022, Verona, Italy. pp.1-4. ⟨hal-03724923⟩



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