A huge thank you to Ian Knowles for his incredibly insightful presentation. We had a huge turnout - over 30 attendants! In the talk he went over his career so far – the various projects he had worked on, what was important to consider when involved in acoustic engineering, the bridge between design and sound – as well as answering the range of questions we received. Although the talk was over zoom, we aimed to make it as interactive as possible and asked the audience to give their own favourite locations for acoustic and architecture and found many engaging responses. We aimed to help to teach students more about architecture and the job opportunities that come with it and we found that after the talk the responses we heard were overwhelmingly positive. It was inspiring to see how his musical hobby as a child contributed so largely to his career and is something, we can all learn from. Don’t worry if you missed the talk, we recorded it so feel free to watch the presentation by clicking on the link below!
Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to our ‘exploring acoustics through music’ project. Our aim was to explore the ways in which the music that we hear changes depending on the environment in which it is played. From an acoustics perspective, this includes the size of the room, whether it is empty or full, and even (as we discovered) whether the window is open. We received some wonderful entries, of which we have selected our favourites to create this video. Enjoy!