Hearing the Past : A virtual immersive audio concert for the ears Recreating Notre-Dame Cathedral’s 850th anniversary performance of « La Vierge »
In honour of the International Year of Sound and for the 1-year memorial of the Notre-Dame cathedral fire, a team of researchers and sound engineers has recreated a virtual reconstruction of a recent performance recording made in the cathedral.
As part of the celebrations of the 850-year anniversary of the construction of Notre-Dame de Paris, the cathedral welcomed a performance of « La Vierge » by Jules Massenet, under the direction of Patrick Fourniller. This performance was recorded in detail by the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP) on 24-April-2013.
To share this performance with those who could not attend, and to honor the monumental acoustics of the cathedral, a team of acoustic researchers and sound engineers have taken these recordings and coupled them to an acoustical 3D model of Notre-Dame, created from measurements on the night of the concert (developed at LAM-IJLRDA, Sorbonne Université). The result is a recreation of the concert that can be experienced from several listening positions, offering a unique 3D-audio experience approaching being transported into the past.
The virtual concert, as well as descriptions of the reconstruction process, are available at : acoustic-task-force-notre-dame.dalembert.upmc.fr/doku.php?id=lavierge2020.
- Country: France
- Org. Responsible: Sorbonne Université & Conservatoire de Paris
- Location: International On-line
- Start date: 15 April 2020
- End date: continually available
- Contact person: Brian FG Katz
- Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org