Music and Performance Space Design

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Music and Performance Space Design

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Musical performance has played an integral role in forming and disseminating culture throughout history. The architecture of a performance space greatly influences how people experience the arts. In this research project, I developed a series of in-depth case studies of composers and performance spaces, including opera houses, concert halls, and theaters. When studying specific performance spaces, I researched the relationships between spaces, types of performances held there, changes in architecture over time, and how architecture affects the performer’s and audience’s experience. I studied spatial arrangements, technological advancements in theater design, and social implications of a space.

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This research was supported by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).

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Gjesdahl, Kristen. (2015). Music and Performance Space Design. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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