Funeralscapes is a collaborative project between Shane McLeod (Stirling), ethnomusicologist Frances Wilkins (Aberdeen) and environmental psychologist Carlos Galán-Díaz (Aberdeen), creating a unique interplay between landscape, music and emotion. Combining fieldwork at ancient burial sites on the Island of Eigg and public engagement activities, including a website, exhibition, and lecture, this project aims to reconnect the landscapes of burial with its sonic environment. Through re-experiencing and re-interpreting the sonic environment of burial and funerals, we hope to learn more about why people choose specific locations for burial sites, their acoustic qualities, and the roles of music and sound during the burial process.
See discussion in The Conversation about how to recreate a Viking funeral - minus the sacrifice.
For further information please contact Shane McLeod.