Acoustic Riddles of Cultural Heritage


  • Kseniia Sapozhnikova D.I. Mendeleyev Institute for Metrology, 19 Moskovsky pr., 190005, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • Roald Taymanov D.I. Mendeleyev Institute for Metrology, 19 Moskovsky pr., 190005, St.Petersburg, Russia



Music, acoustic impact, measurement of expected emotional response, biolinguistic signal, drum, bell


It is shown, that in the process of evolution, a relationship between some hidden parameters of acoustic signals and expected emotional response to them has been formed. This relationship is a necessary condition for a living creature to survive. The efficiency of the concept represented is illustrated using examples from the field of classical music, ethnic African music, as well as biolinguistic signals of animals. Reasons of a particular impact of bell rings are analyzed using acoustic signals of some Bulgarian and Russian bell rings and chimes.


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How to Cite

Sapozhnikova, K., & Taymanov, R. (2011). Acoustic Riddles of Cultural Heritage. Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage, 1, 79–90.