Research Team

Dr Mariana Lopez
Principal Investigator

Mariana has a background in music and sound design, having been awarded the BA degree in Arts with specialisation in Music and the MA degree in Postproduction with specialisation in Sound Design.  In 2013 she completed her PhD at the University of York on the importance of virtual acoustics to further our understanding of the York Mystery Plays.  In 2014 she joined CoDE Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge) as a Senior Research Fellow.  In 2016 she moved to York to work as a Lecturer in Sound Production and Postproduction in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of York. She is currently the Principal Investigator in the British Academy funded project ‘The Soundscapes of the York Mystery Plays’.


Marques Hardin
Research Assistant

Marques completed his BS (2008) in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara and MSc (2012) in Audio and Video Technology at Anglia Ruskin University. He started his Ph.D at Anglia Ruskin University in 2015, investigating creative influences of the Internet of Things for music production and composition. Marques has spent numerous years working as an audiovisual specialist in corporate events and is interested in exploring creative technology combining audio/video and engineering.

And a special THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the project:

Steve Bielby
Maurice Crichton
Toby Gordon
Simon Tompsett
Roger Farrington
Nöel Stabler
Lindsay Ibbotson
Graham Sanderson
Angela Millard
Linda Terry
Ged Murray
Meg Specht
Tom Straszewski
Kate Thomas
Roger Lee
Dave Clapham
John Arnold
Steve Plews
Lisa Peschel
Jonathan Hook
Marian Ursu
Ian Smith
Huw Jones
Tracy Morris
Ayesha Breithaupt
The York Festival Trust
Piglets Adventure Farm (York)
Wood Green - The Animals Charity (Godmanchester)
Visual Design by Wenqi Wan (Oswin)