Aural Histories: Coventry, c.1451-1642
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The aim of the project is to explore the changing experience of music in late-medieval and early-modern Coventry, through a series of performances and recordings within VR reconstructions of its lost performing spaces – most notably including St Michael’s Cathedral, destroyed during the blitz of 1940.
It is funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council between 2022 and 2025, and brings together an interdisciplinary team of researchers with expertise in musicology and historically-informed performance, acoustics and music technology, architectural history and computer games design. The participating institutions are Birmingham City University (project lead), University of Birmingham, Newcastle University and London Metropolitan University. Collaborating ensembles include the Binchois Consort and His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts.