Photo report

Soundscape archaeology in the service of heritage

A team of scientists is trying to recreate the atmosphere of a medieval construction site in the form of a sound model.
To create this model, they collected hundreds of sounds on the Guédelon construction site, where craftsmen are building a castle using 13th century techniques. Back in the laboratory, they create sound scenes that reproduce the density and spatiality of real sound. This type of model contributes to the conservation of intangible cultural heritage by archiving the sounds of activities that could disappear. Sensoriality also constitutes an original angle for research on cultural heritage and a tool for mediation, notably thanks to WFS technology. This technique of spatialized audio broadcasting creates an immersive sensory experience by placing the viewer at the heart of an invisible construction site. Second part of a double photographic report on soundscape archaeology.

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