Concert halls -- conveyors of musical expressions

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussaConference contributionScientific

Abstrakti

The first question of an acoustician regarding a new concert hall is too often: What is the reverberation
time? Such tradition has historical reasons as reverberation time and sound strength
have been considered the most important objective measures of concert halls. However, although
they are indeed important—music should be loud enough and reverberated to sound good—they
do not tell much on the multidimensional acoustical conditions of a hall. This paper collects the
recent research to understand concert hall acoustics beyond these traditional measures. The
results indicate that a concert hall is considered exceptional if it renders music expressive, i.e.,
conveys the subtle nuances of music from the stage to the audience as well as possible. In other
words, a concert hall is preferred if it renders proximate sound with large dynamics and wide
frequency range. This paper links together musical acoustics, room acoustics and human spatial
hearing to highlight recent findings in concert hall acoustics research.
AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Otsikko22nd International Congress on Acoustics ICA 2016 : Proceedings
KustantajaAsociación de Acústicos Argentinos
Sivumäärä8
ISBN (elektroninen)978-987-24713-6-1
TilaJulkaistu - 2016
OKM-julkaisutyyppiB3 Ei-soviteltu artikkeli konferenssin julkaisusarjassa
TapahtumaInternational Congress on Acoustics - Buenos Aires, Argentiina
Kesto: 5 syyskuuta 20169 syyskuuta 2016
Konferenssinumero: 22

Julkaisusarja

Nimi
ISSN (elektroninen)2415-1599

Conference

ConferenceInternational Congress on Acoustics
LyhennettäICA
MaaArgentiina
KaupunkiBuenos Aires
Ajanjakso05/09/201609/09/2016

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