This Sounds Like Science: The Science of Singing, Registers and Resonance

City Recital Hall

This Sounds Like Science: The Science of Singing, Registers and Resonance

PRESENTED BY CITY RECITAL HALL AND INSPIRING AUSTRALIA

So much about music stems from science, be it composition, sound creation, sound manipulation or listening.

In this free lunchtime series, leading Australian researchers present the science behind music, paired with demonstrations and performances by local musicians. This Sounds Like Science is co-curated with Inspiring Australia, the national strategy for community engagement with the sciences.

THE SCIENCE OF SINGING, REGISTERS AND RESONANCE

The voice is a remarkable musical instrument, fundamentally different from manufactured instruments. Professor of Physics at the University of NSW, Joe Wolfe, introduces us to the basic science of the voice, including how singers can make their voice loud enough to compete with orchestras.

Joe Wolfe is a professor of physics at the University of New South Wales. His laboratory researches the basic physics of the voice and of musical instruments and the nature of music itself. The musical instrument research concentrates especially on the player-instrument interaction: how do good players control the various parameters to produced desired output sounds? The team has developed novel technologies to study the acoustics of the voice non-invasively, investigating especially the resonances of the vocal tract, how singers use these resonances and how the voice source in the larynx interacts with the vocal tract.

Joe has won several international awards for his web sites that present physics, including the physics of music, at a non-technical level.


Duration: approximately 1 hour, no interval
Feel free to BYO lunch

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Free event

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Performance Dates & Times

Tuesday 10 October, 2017
12:30 pm
City Recital Hall

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