Acoustics and Music of British Prehistory Research Cluster

Second Symposium – Birley Room, Hatfield College, University of Durham

Wednesday 2nd September 2009

Directions can be found at:

10.00am            Arrive coffee/tea

10.30am            Keynote speaker – Steven Waller – Rock Art and Archaeoacoustics

11.00am            Advantages and disadvantages of acoustic measurement and

                             modelling approaches by Damian Murphy, Audiolab, University of York

11.30                  Introduction to best practice and methodology

12.00                  Methodology discussion in 3 interdisciplinary groups             

1.00pm              Lunch (provided)

1.30pm              Informal demonstration of various prehistoric instrument models by Simon

                            Wyatt and Graeme Lawson

2.00pm             Multimedia artwork presentation by Aaron Watson and John Crewdson

2.30pm             Reports from discussions

3.00pm             Discussion of Future Plans

4pm                    end

Expenses forms are available for travel and other reasonable expenses, all those attending can claim reasonable travel expenses, as long as you provide receipts/invoice and/or mileage details.

Attendance and lunch are free of charge.

To reserve a place please contact Rupert Till:


Acoustics and Music of British Prehistory Research Network First Symposium

Friday 19th June 2009, University of Cambridge

Pippard Lecture theatre, Cavendish Laboratory

J. J. Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0HE

The network will have its first public open event on 19th June. Registration and attendance is open to all, students, researchers. academics, heritage professionals and of course the general public. Please contact to confirm your attendance and let us know you are coming. We will be hearing from a number of experts in the field, as well as giving plenty of time to discussion. We will in particular be looking at what the main research questions might be in relation to the study of the acoustics and music of British prehistory. 

Directions at

Those arriving by car can park on Clerk Maxwell Road and walk to the main 
building, or they can use the Madingley Road Park & Ride. The #4 bus from 
the park & ride stops directly in front of the Cavendish. Unfortunately 
on-site parking will not be available.


1oam Arrival and Coffee

10:30 Presentations by

Ian Cross – Lithophonics in Prehistory, University of Cambridge

Aaron Watson – Multimedia monuments: exploring sound and vision in prehistory

Paul Devereux – Natural Sound Behaviour in Archaeological Contexts

Graeme Lawson – Evidenced Acoustical Behaviours and Acoustical Space: Re-integrating Sound-tools and Landscapes in Ancient Acoustics

Seb Jouan – Arup Acoustics Glasgow

Gry Baelum Nielsen – Odeon Software and Acoustics of Roman Theatres and Odea

Sarah May – English Heritage – Reverence and a Noisy Experiment at Silbury Hill 

12.45 – 1.45 Lunch

1.45 – Arnd Adje Both – Chair of the ICTM Study Group for Music Archaeology

Research Questions in the Acoustics and Music of Prehistory: A Synthesis.

2.30 – Research Question Discussion

3.30 – 4.30 Round Table Discussion

4.30 Finish


Acoustics and Music of British Prehistory Research Network Second Symposium

Wednesday 2nd September 2009, University of Durham

Topic: Methodologies

Further details to be announced


Third conference of the ICTM Study Group for Music Archaeology and Twelfth conference of the Research Center for Music Iconography, City University of New York, The Graduate Center

New York, 23–25 September 2009


Click here for more details 


I Hear Too: Improving Heritage Experience Through Acoustic Reality and Audio Research [Science and Heritage Research Network


Virtual/Augmented Acoustic Acoustic Auralisation; Arup/DDS Soundlab; Glasgow

Wednesday 23rd September 2009

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The 7th Conference of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology

Monday 20th – Saturday 25th September 2010, Tianjin Conservatory of Music, Tianjin, China

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One Response to “Events”

  1. Jackson Says:

    Great posting. Looking forward to seeing you write a lot more about this subject.

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