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Hearing the Mystery Plays

Published: 29 July 2014 at 09:12

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In July 2014, CoDE Postdoctoral Researcher Dr Mariana Lopez took her sound installation 'Hearing the Mystery Plays' to All Saints Church in York.

The installation resulted from Mariana's research into the acoustics of the performance spaces of the York Mystery Plays in medieval times, using computer models. It allowed visitors to explore how the acoustics of the street spaces and different staging configurations might have affected the spoken and sung items of the plays, while also providing information on the technology that made the research project possible.

The installation was part of a series of events that accompanied the 2014 staging of the York Mystery Plays.