A Door To the Past

University of York students Beau Stocker (PhD Music), Katie Campbell (MSc Digital Heritage) and Ben Eyes (MA Music Technology) combine their work of improvised music, live electronics and 3D visual modelling to present an improvised music performance that explores concepts surrounding the Recusant period in York. The acoustic characteristics of each key historical space are captured through the use of acoustic impulse responses. Each piece of music is then informed by, and will reflect, the sound footprint of that particular space. Alongside this technology, Katie’s work with photography and 3D modelling will offer a visual representation of the relevant historic events that took place in each location. The free performance on Friday 20th November will take place in King’s Manor, a building which plays a role in the story.