Be sure to check out the CAAD programming we have for you this week!
El Umbral: A psychological-spiritual performance encounter with the demons transition(s)- wresting the in-betweens
Thursday, April 21, 5:00-7:00p
The Sound of the Sacred
Thursday, April 21, 8:00p
From clashing symbols to the whisper of burning incense, sound is essential to the worship experience. This public lecture will explore how the architectural design of a worship space helps or hinders the way religious programming is experienced. Dr. David T. Bradley, associate professor of physics at Vassar College, will discuss how the sonic environment of a worship space affects the acoustics of spoken-word and music, paying particular attention to the acoustics of the Vassar Chapel. Additionally, he will examine the progression of acoustical design for worship spaces for a variety of religions over the past 30 years. Bradley will draw largely from the new book, Worship Space Acoustics: 3 Decades of Design (Springer 2016), for which he served as the lead editor. A dessert reception in the Chapel Tower Room will follow the lecture.