International Year of Sound 2020-2021

Event Calendar

The Year of Sound will be celebrated with events originating at the regional, the national, and the international levels. Here we list all events that have an acoustical outreach component in line with the goals of the Year of Sound.


6 August 2020United States

Worship Space Acoustics: The Sound of the Sacred – Virtual Presentation


From clashing symbols to the whisper of burning incense, sound is essential to the worship experience. This talk will explore how the architectural design of a worship space helps or hinders the way religious programming is experienced. We will discuss how the sonic environment of a worship space affects the acoustics of spoken-word and music. Additionally, we will examine the progression of acoustical design for worship spaces for a variety of religions over the past 30 years. The talk will draw largely from the recent book, Worship Space Acoustics: 3 Decades of Design.

Location: Melville

Organisation Responsible: The Acoustical Society of America

Contact: Keeta Jones, at


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