About the VRAASP Project

VRAASP stands for using Virtual Reality and Archaeoacoustic Analysis to Study and exhibit Presence, and this project was funded through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MCSA).  This research will be undertaken at the University of Huddersfield. "Unusual acoustic signatures of ancient or historical spaces, such as the West Kennet Long Barrow in England; caves in northern Spain … Continue reading About the VRAASP Project


Treatise on the Limiting Cases of Rounds

The round is an ancient and well-established musical form in which performers play (typically sing) the same melody in turns, each offset by an initial delay [1]. Historically rounds have been relegated to simple childhood trivialities. In this paper we endeavor to show the breadth and richness of the possible regimes of round parameters, by exploring limiting cases of round parameter space. There is a lot more about rounds in some other theory book. Below we consider the major limiting case parameter regimes in which each of the melody ψ (and its length L), the delay offset δ, and the repeat length N are varied. We name each parameter regime according to the musical domain-specific effect produced. For every example, we use Dan Coenen’s piece: “Cows Take a Vacation”

Mythic Structure, Historiographic Space

access it on academia.com Abstract: This thesis seeks to examine two semiotic structures as they pertain to the arts: Mythic Structure and Historiographic Space. Mythic Structures are grand artifacts of human culture which develop as a result of repetition over time. The connotation or provenance that such artifacts gather form a type of ancestral memory … Continue reading Mythic Structure, Historiographic Space