Violin acoustics workshop. George Stoppani. 2016/09/10 “Listening, measuring and improving” Place: BELE.Basque School of Violin Making. Bele. Conservatorio de Musica – Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga Plaza Ibarrekolanda 1, 48015 Bilbao. Spain. Date: October 28-29-30 Lecturer: George Stoppani Duration: 21hours Schedule: Friday and saturday 9:30-13:30 / 15:00-19:00. Sunday 9:00-14:00 Program: (These are some of the contents that will be treated or disscused in the course but subject to changes) 1-The effect and relevance of the materials (intrinsic properties of the wood) and the design (the outline, arching and thicknesses) used in the violin-making in the tonal qualities, perceived character, etc. of the complete instrument. 2- The characteristics of the top and back plates in free and pinned boundary conditions and the influence in tonal qualities. The Characteristic Impeance: Z(evans) 3- Listening and describing the sound of an instrument. 4- Modal Analysis, Sound Radiation and tonal qualities. Taking measurements. 5- Playability and Minimum Bow Force. 6- How to improve the sound. Registration requirements: Short CV with the contact info from the applicant (name, email address…) Please send the above to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org Languaje: English Price for the course: 400 € For inquiries, our contact address is: email@example.com Accommodation:Bilbao has a wide lodging offer. However, we have made an agreement with “Colegio Mayor Miguel de Unamuno” hall of residence or students dorm (just in front of our school- see map-) to accommodate the participants in our workshops. All rooms are single or double and there will be a discount if a group of more than ten people ask for a place there. Colegio Mayor Miguel de Unamuno Single room HB Group price 27 € Price without group discount 34 € Double room HB Group price 50 € Price without group discount 62 € (Half Board: Room, breakfast + supper). Price per day.