Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

THE “GOOD”ACOUSTICS OF THE ANCIENT THEATERS. EPIDAURUS PHAENOMENON

Authors 

Georgia Cheirchanteri

Keywords: 

“Good” acoustics, Ancient greek theatres, Epidaurus theatre, Acoustic of the ancient theatre, Ancient theaters’ architecture

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Abstract

It is a fact that the beginning of the acoustic design of large auditoriums is found in the ancient Greek theaters’ architecture, which were made in the wider Mediterranean area. Many of these ancient monuments are used even today for theatrical performances, speeches and music concerts, such as the Ancient Theater of Epidaurus, the Herod Atticus Conservatory, the Ancient Roman Conservatory of Patras and many others. In this project we will investigate the exact characteristics of the Epidaurus Theater, which contributed to this famous “good” acoustics, and how the ancient designers and builders achieved such remarkable results that we still admire after 2,000 years. The acoustic performance of these open and covered Theaters and Conservatories, which have made a significant contribution to the evolution of art and lively interpretation, are internationally recognized. However, the open theatre of Epidaurus was and will remain the perfect example of a large space that is acoustically optimally tuned to support the performances of ancient drama.

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SMC N.07 2018

SMC MAGAZINE N. SEVEN/2018

001_ COVER AND INDEX

003_VIEW Soundscape and Sustainable Construction
Dora Francese

023_BOARDS AND INFORMATION

FOCUS ON SOUND, NOISE AND VIBRATIONS

024_ The Sound in the Perceptive Synesthesia of the Landscape
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028_Great Achievements in Room Acoustics: a Subjective Point of View
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035_Ancient Roman Amphiteatres Used for Modern Shows: Acoustics and Problems
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044_The “Good” Acoustics of the Ancient Theaters. Epidaurus Phaenomenon
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050_Silence, Light and Space. Aleph, a Space for Three Abrahamic Religions
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058_Building Acoustics Design: the Role of Materials and Systems
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062_”This Music is Noise!”. Reflections on Possible Relationship between Music, Noise and the Environment
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067_Soundscape and Public Space. Strategies and Technological Devices for a Better Urban Soundscape Quality
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071 _Acoustic Barriers. A System for Reducing Noise and Environmental Impact in Urban Areas
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080_Traffic Noise in Urban Environment: a Review of the Current Research in Greece
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084_Noise In Schools. A Systemic Approach to Improve Acoustic Comfort
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089_Protection from Acoustic Pollution in the Sites of Community Importance (SCI) of Campi Flegrei
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093_Modification of the Acoustic Response of Wood Claddings Though Localized Application of Resonators and Dampers
Gian Luca Brunetti

099_Soundscape and Environmental Design. Towards Defining a Method
Martino Mocchi

104_LIST OF AUTHORS

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