ACOUSTEMOLOGY OF BELL RINGING

postdoctoral research project
Basic Info

  • Principal Investigator at ZRC SAZU

    Mojca Kovačič, PhD
  • Original Title

    AKUSTEMOLOGIJA ZVONJENJA

  • Code

    Z6-6840

  • Duration

    since July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016
  • Project Manager

    Mojca Kovačič, PhD

  • Financial Source

    ARRS


Description

The project critically examines the delineations separating noise and music based on the observation of two parameters: sound production and sound perception of bell ringing in urban spaces. The delineation between sound and noise is set on the physical, acoustic and musical levels of characteristics of sound production and on the level of the social construction of the aesthetic perception of sound. At the core of this research is the question of why, when and at what circumstances the sound is acceptable (as music) or unacceptable (as noise) and what meanings the sound of bells has to an individual and to the community. 

The authors acknowledge the financial support from the Slovenian Research Agency.

 


Research areas
Folklore H400