Sound system for the Church of the Presentation of the Holy Mother of God in the Monastery Bodjani

Bodjani Monastery is located between two villages, Vajska and Bodjani, at a distance of 15 km from Bac, to the west, in the direction of the river Danube. The monastery complex comprises a church, residences and accompanying facilities.

  • Client: The Monastery Bodjani
  • Date of project: 2016
I was founded in 1478, in what was then Hungary, during the reign of King Matthias Korvin. During its long history, the monastery was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt, and at the time of the Rakoczy rebellion it was even burned to the ground. After the restoration in the late 17th century, it became the seat of Backa diocese.
Within the monastery dormitory, there is a small chapel with a well on which, according to the legend, the founder of this monastery Bogdan, who had sore eyes, washed and cured them.
The church itself is under the state protection. One of the church's frescos belongs to the one of the most important works of contemporary Serbian art. Therefore it was a great challenge to set up installations and equipment and to avoid disruption of aesthetics in the interior of the temple. In addition, as the church is unique in its architecture, so the acoustics of each church is unique. Religious buildings belong to the greatest challenges for experts in the field of designing audio solutions. Although multiple reflections of sound  can be good at music events, they do not go in favor of the clarity of the spoken words.
The team of AVL Projekt successfully solved the task and once more justified the trust of its clients.
The system is put in and out of operation by pressing one switch. All functions work automatically thus controling the sound in a space that has a lot of acoustic anomalies. One of them is a lot of reverberation time. The end result is an impressive clarity and sound pressure which is exactly the same in the whole area of the church. It allows the transmission of spoken messages in a completely natural way so that the audience has the impression that the sound system practically does not exist.
This is exactly what we wanted to achieve.