Sound check: Summer Research examines natural, acoustic properties of Randolph performance venues
In 1969, American composer Alvin Lucier recorded a monologue called “I Am Sitting in a Room” and played the audio from a speaker into a microphone multiple times at various distances and frequencies. Eventually, after multiple iterations, all that was left to be heard were the high-pitched, natural, resonant overtones of the room. “It sounds
"Acoustics is definitely a nice marriage between music and physics.”
- Hailey Gilman on her team's Summer Research project measuring the acoustics and natural resonant properties in Randolph’s performance spaces.