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Hearing History: Bringing to Life the Sounds of the Past Through Virtual Reality

The Hearing History project is a partnership developing a companion virtual reality app, enabling end-users to download additional musical content and VR models, to remix and audition recordings in different historic spaces and at different points in time.

The project is led by Dr James Cook and is co-investigated by Dr Kenneth Boyd McAlpine, University of Edinburgh researchers who have partnered with Historic Environment Scotland, The Binchois Consort, Soluis Heritage, and Hyperion Records Ltd.