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Comment entendre le passé ? Quelques leçons d’une collaboration de recherche entre acousticiens et spécialistes d’études théâtrales

Abstract : How can we listen to the sounds of the past? Even if the sounding objects and acoustics of buildings have remained exactly the same, our listening is no longer that of listeners in the past, a phenomenon verified for a recent epoch – the second half of the 20th century – studied in the ECHO project. Objective factors exist though, and they need to be taken into account. In an attempt to explore the auditory aspect of spectator experience in two selected halls (the main halls of the Palais de Chaillot and Théâtre de l’Athénée), several methods were employed, coming from either the fields of the humanities and social sciences (HSS) or information and communication technologies (ICT): the study of archives – audio in particular – and testimonies by researchers in theatrical studies (history, anthropology, aesthetics); the re-creation, simulation, and auralization of room acoustics by acousticians and computer scientists. The challenge was to establish a dialogue between these two approaches. This article, a joint effort, offers a detailed overview of the collaboration including its principles, difficulties, and results, both expected and unexpected.
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Marie-Madeleine Mervant-Roux, Brian F. G. Katz. Comment entendre le passé ? Quelques leçons d’une collaboration de recherche entre acousticiens et spécialistes d’études théâtrales. Revue Sciences/Lettres, Éditions Rue d'Ulm, 2019, L’Écho du théâtre 2 La scène parle. Voix, acoustiques et auralités (seconde moitié du XXe siècle), https://journals-openedition-org.inshs.bib.cnrs.fr/rsl/1645. ⟨hal-02144981⟩

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