The Acoustics of The Guitar
Bernard Richardson of the University of Cardiff is internationally recognised as a leading authority on the acoustics of the guitar. His research has focused on identifying the quantitative relationships between the construction of the instruments such as the guitar and the violin and their perceived tone and playing qualities.
His research in the acoustics of musical instruments stems from interests in practical music making and the manufacture of musical instruments. As a keen guitarist he started making classical guitars at an early age and became fascinated in what made each instrument that little bit different. He just kept asking “Why?” and “How?” until all the answers ran out and then realised that he would have to find out the answers for himself. This steered his career into studying Physics and taking up a PhD position at Cardiff where he started his long journey to discover more about how instruments work at a fundamental level. He is currently a Reader and head of the musical acoustics group at Cardiff.
Recent news from The Cass
The Winter Graduation ceremony saw hundreds of London Met graduands celebrate their academic achievements at London’s Barbican Centre.
Sarah Jane Wilson, who studied Creative Writing at London Met, will have her debut novel published in 2018.
Denise Lewis, a recent Textile Design BA graduate, has won a competition to design curtain fabric for the anti-poverty and social action centre, Toynbee Hall.
Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.
London Met raises awareness of homelessness in London with a Textile Design project.
An evening of celebration was held in order to launch Just Met 2017, an anthology featuring creative writing work from students at the University.
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The twelfth annual open studios at Calcutta House features exhibition by Fine Art BA and Photography BA students and a pop up exhibition by first year architects.
Students from The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design have started a three-year regeneration collaboration with Belmonte, Italy.
The Cass will be hosting an exhibition of multimedia installations and live performances next week.
Students studying the urban development of cities in the Midlands recently had the opportunity to present their work to the Mayor of Leicester.
A group of Diploma Architecture students are working with the 15th Fulham Scout Group to create a live construction project.
A Jewellery Design graduate is fundraising to help her co-founded organisation, Mother Makers, exhibit at Munich Jewellery Week 2018.
BA Fine Art graduate named as winner of a national award.
Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, has announced details of their 2017 Christmas Concert.
Half of the shortlisted designs in the London Festival of Architecture competition are by practices led by Cass alumni.