Epiphananography

Epiphananography explores ways that sound and spacial acoustics contribute to altered states of being and spiritual phenomenon by researching and archiving the sonance of one particular cathedral, its antique pipe organ, its cantors, bell choir and congregation. Attention has been paid to the sound nuances of the structural characteristics of the architecture, the material and functional characteristics of the organ, and the vocal details of singers and congregations. The micro environments, so called aural "sweet spots" within the cathedral are investigated in depth.

Do spacial acoustics influence and enhance states of being? How have collective behaviors been shaped by sound? What sound does a cathedral make when uninhabited? Where do sound and space overlap? What is aural architecture?

Epiphananography details various episodes within the life of a cathedral.
© 2005 Peter Joseph