Sydney Opera House? Awful. New York’s Avery Fisher Hall? Mediocre. Vienna’s Musikverein and Boston’s Symphony Hall? Divine.
Acoustic consultants now playing a central role in any new concert venue design.
“With the objective criteria of today, one can safely plan for a hall that would be somewhere on the scale from good to excellent,” says Magne Skålevik, a senior acoustical consultant at Brekke & Strand Akustikk. “Another way of putting it is, we are able to explain 70-80% of the average listener’s preference by the physical and acoustical properties of the hall.” Full story.
Gus Lubin (Business Insider) / October 5, 2016