AURAL ARCHITECTURE: Listening is the Other Half of How We Know
Sat, Oct 19: 10am, 12pm, 2pm
Sun, Oct 20: 10am, 12pm, 2pm
The Elks National Memorial contains three distinct architectural spaces to explore: the rotunda in the memorial hall, the grand reception hall, and the umbrella room. In each location, participants will be invited to notice the unique aural and visual properties, to listen to and learn about the wealth of sensory information, and to take part in activities specific to each location. These include a relaxation exercise, listening to the ambient sound of each room, experimenting with resonance and frequency, whispering and making your own sounds, and some surprising acoustic effects based on the geometry of the architecture. We will also talk about how the numerous surfaces, objects, materials, and shapes of complex environments contribute to create an aural architecture unique to each space.