Sound of Science



How have acoustics of buildings shaped the music that is composed to be performed within them?

Join acoustician Cameron Hough and Ensemble Gombert in discovering how church music changed from plainsong to polyphony in the more reverberant acoustic of Renaissance Italian churches to the contrapuntal cantatas by Bach in the drier acoustic of German churches.

Explore how the different acoustics of the Eisenstadt Palace and the Hanover Square Rooms influenced Haydn’s writing in his symphonies, and how Wagner created a completely new sound-world for opera in his new theatre at Bayreuth.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Cameron Hough, speaker
Ensemble Gombert


This production is part of the following series:

Talking About Music

If you want to go deeper into what makes music work or the effect it has on our mind and wellbeing, Melbourne Recital Centre regularly presents informative and entertaining talks.