Acoustical reconstruction of a church in ruins: the monastery of Santa Maria de la Murta

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CONGRESO Acoustical reconstruction of a church in ruins: the monastery of Santa Maria de la Murta

Abstract

The archeological acoustics is a part of the acoustics that allows to study ancient environments which were dedicated (completely or partly) to sound performing. The combination of this acoustic area in conjunction with room acoustics can study the acoustic evolution of existing buildings (in terms of the historical documentation) or, even, make the acoustic reconstruction of rooms which has been destroyed or they are in a bad state or in ruins. In this work, an acoustical reconstruction of the church of the Hieronymites' monastery of the Murta from the XIV century, in Alzira, Spain has been developed. This building was abandoned in the XIX century and now is in ruins. The work develops a geometrical model, together with a proposal of materials which were common in the churches of the same area, an acoustical study and nally the auralization of an organ piece (as this monastery has its own musical chappele).