The Voice and Science Exhibition - More Information and Playlist

The Human Voice and Science exhibition will be available to visit at the Aberdeen Science Centre from Saturday 14th October until the end of the soundfestival 2023. Find out more here:

This page accompanies the exhibition by providing additional information. 

DID YOU KNOW? Studies have shown that singing can improve your overall health and wellbeing, and can be beneficial to your posture, breathing, muscle tension, and memory. Singing as part of a group can help you maintain social connections, and may lead to a 'sense of increased community and belonging'. Singing can even help with pain management, and is used as a method of therapy for people with mental and physical illnesses. 

If you want to try it out for yourself, why not join one of the many choirs based around Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire? Or, come along to our Community Singing Day on Sunday 29th October (recommended for adults/late teens, applications close 16th October)

We also have an exciting range of vocal music in the soundfestival 2023:

Thursday 26th October: Night Vision

Friday 27th October: Plain Air

Friday 27th October: Chamber Choir Ireland

Saturday 28th October: Spotlight gig: Con Anima Chamber Choir

Saturday 28th Oct: Elizabeth Hilliard (voice)

The Human Voice and Science exhibition is accompanied by a playlist packed full of different types of vocal music. You can visit the playlist here, or download the following PDF to view the full list of music.

If you put your finger gently on a loudspeaker you will feel it vibrate – if it is playing a note loudly you may even see it moving as the cone of the loudspeaker pulses forward and backwards. This vibrating motion compresses the air next to the speaker, which then increases the pressure of that air. To release the pressure, some of that air flows away from the speaker, compressing the next layer of air and causing another area of high pressure which also releases outwards. This disturbance in the air spreads out to form a travelling soundwave. When it reaches your ear, it causes a tiny vibration in your eardrum which you can hear. The same happens with your voice, but instead of a speaker causing the vibration, it’s your vocal cords.

sound would like to thank the Aberdeen Science Centre for hosting the Human Voice and Science exhibition.

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