What Sounds Do Ghosts Make?

  • Taylor, N. (Participant)
  • Ashton Carter (Participant)

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Throughout history ghost stories have described the sounds ghosts make, from the rattling of the chains of Jacob Marley, the moaning of the white ladies that roam our great houses to the classic ‘Boo’ of the Scooby Doo spooks.

But do ghosts actually make a sound? History is filled with people who claim to have created inventions to help us ‘hear’ ghosts, they range from the very simple to the highly technical, but how do they work? And do they actually work?

Come and join Dr Nik Taylor and Ashton Carter and explore the strange world of ghosts, technology and acoustics in this hands on experience. Various devices will be demonstrated as we explore how sound is made, how we can detect spooky goings on and try our hand at being ghosts and ghostbusters!

This is a family friendly interactive workshop and performance, developed in conjunction with Ashton Carter of Carter’s Magical Events, where the artists will use their training in 'spooky magic' to communicate and perform the scientific principles of sound generation and quirks of psychology behind how we hear.

This event takes place at Huddersfield Art Gallery during Autumn half term and is suitable for all ages.

The workshop is adapted from one that was previously delivered at the National Science and Media Museum for Science Week 2021 and takes place over 30 minutes. You can book on to one of four slots running between 11am and 1:45pm.
Period31 Oct 2023
Event typeWorkshop
LocationHuddersfield, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional